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Legal Requirements

... focusing on sustainability are not only increasing, but become more stringent. SUSTAINX guides you through these requirements and supports you with practical advice on how to ensure compliance.

Targets & Ambitions

... were defined by many companies, but now it is time to translate ambitions into action. SUSTAINX provides instant access to ready-to-use solutions and best practices that answer your specific sustainability challenges.  

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... is a key requirement for sustainability transformation. SUSTAINX facilitates collaboration within your company and provides access to a large community of experts from various industries. 

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Biodegradable functional layers for packaging

The bioORMOCER® coatings developed by Fraunhofer ISC significantly improve the barrier performance of conventional bio-packaging systems. The coating provides very good barrier properties against water vapor, oxygen, aromas and plasticizers. It can also be made to be antistatic, anti-adhesive or abrasion resistance and can have a moisture-triggered antimicrobial effect and an adjustable rate of biodegradation.
Applications include foods, such as fresh fish, meat, cheese, and sausage products as well as sensitive non-food products such as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

Green Fiber Bottle

Carlsberg's "Green Fiber Bottle" vision is to create the world’s first bio-based beer bottle made from natural resources. The bottle is primarily made from natural wood fibers, which are sourced from certified sustainable-sources. The two most recent research prototypes are fully recyclable and have an inner barrier to allow the bottles to contain beer for the first time. One prototype uses a thin recycled PET polymer film barrier and the second uses a thin PEF 100% bio-based film barrier, enabling the bottle to meet the high standards required to contain beer.

Robust, biodegradeable transport trays

Papacks is replacing existing or necessary plastic, polystyrene or foam material in almost all types of logistics packaging and transport trays. The material is made from wastepaper, renewable fibers like hay, straw or hemp and is 100% recyclable. The material is compostable and reduces the CO2 emissions per tray by 75% compared to a normal plastic tray. Ideally, the trays are either reused directly or shredded to use the material again for the production of new molded fiber parts, establishing a 'green circular system'.

Woolen bubble wrap

Woola protective packaging is made of leftover wool, bio-based binder whcih can be used as bublle wrap or in padded envelopes. All materials used are biodegradable materials and can be broken down without leaving any microplastics behind.

Woola only uses waste wool in their production. The type of wool used is considered a worthless by-product as its quality is not high enough for the textile industry.

Eco-friendly, reusable palett box

The “SMART Box” (Schaeffler Modular Adaptable Returnable Transport Box) replaces disposable wooden paletts boxes. In a pilot project with Flender, Schaeffler was able to replace 25,000 disposable transport boxes annually reducing annual wood use by more than 100 tons. The size of the boxes is uniform and adapted to the footprint of a euro pallet with a total of up to five frames stacked per pallet. Thus, one complete unit of the new packaging system replaces a multitude of individual boxes and can be used for up to 20 transport runs. In contrast to the materials used in the previous disposable boxes, the new SMART Box results in a CO2 reduction of more than 50%. This calculation already includes the return transportation of empty packaging.

Tailored packaging

Manyfolds creates environmentally friendly, volume-optimized packaging on demand using a web app and compact hardware. After entering the dimensions of the goods - manually or automatically via image recognition - a kind of packaging "like a tailor-made suit" for the goods is generated digitally. The packaging is then produced immediately and sent out to the buyer. The reduced packaging volume enables direct reductions in packaging material and in logistics traffic resulting in significant CO2 and cost savings. Additionally, the special packaging architecture eliminates unnecessary and environmentally harmful filling materials.

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Sustainability as a business opportunity

Today sustainability is seen by many as an additional burden that will not pay off. However, this not the case. There are many organizations who use sustainability as a lever to capitalize business opportunitiesThis report shows best practices how to improve your operations and resilience through sustainable approaches 

Supplier Engagement for GHG emission reduction

On average, 80% of organizational greenhouse gas emissions are generated through supply chain activities. But how to engage your suppliers in your sustainability journey and achieve emission reductionsThis report describes proven strategies and frameworks to get your suppliers on board which will help you to achieve your sustainability ambitions. 

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol standard

Having a uniform greenhouse gas emissions measurement standard is key to creating data transparency for emissions reduction. The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol created a widespread framework to categorize greenhouse gas emissions, namely Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions. But which activities fall under these categories? This graphic will help you to better understand the individual categories and the logic of the GHG protocol.

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