IML & Sustainability

Verstraete IML attaches great importance to sustainable development. In mould labelling contributes to environment protection: the packaging and the label are made of the same material. This forms a mono packaging that can be fully recycled. This enables us to ensure that the raw materials that we use have the longest possible service life.

HolyGrail project Sustainability Award

The HolyGrail project Verstraete IML participated in, is among the 25 finalists competing for the Packaging Europe Sustainability Awards 2019.

The pioneering project HolyGrail, led by Procter & Gamble and facilitated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, officially closed on May 23rd. This follows three years of innovation in the improvement of post-consumer recycling using chemical tracers and digital watermarks, with the aim of moving closer to a circular economy. 

Do we adopt the right attitude towards plastics? Polymer Recycling Professor Kim Ragaert impresses with some staggering facts and figures. Her video has now over 10 000 hits. 

Verstraete IML circular economy

Verstraete IML has not been idle since the signature of the New Plastics Economy’s Global Commitment . With ‘The Road to 2025’, the IML specialist translates the Global Commitment into its own personal efforts. This initiative should prepare Verstraete IML for the circular economy. Managing Director Koen Verstraete and Product & Circular Economy Manager Nico Van de Walle explain the process.

Verstraete IML Sustainability

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation announced its new Global Commitment, ‘A line in the sand’, at the ‘Our Ocean Conference’ in Bali on 29 October 2018. The objective: eliminating plastic waste and pollution right at the source. Over 290 leading organizations from around the world are committing to these ambitious objectives. Verstraete IML is also committed and will be taking the lead in sustainability efforts.

Verstraete IML produces pallets from its own waste materials

Verstraete IML prioritizes sustainability. This means that efficient waste management and circular solutions are an essential part of the production process. A recent innovation introduced by the company is the production of plastic pallets from the company’s own polypropylene IML waste.

28 June 2018

Urgent measures need to be taken to prevent there being more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. The New Plastics Economy (NPEC) is an initiative of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation that wants to create a momentum behind a circular economy for plastics. As a market leader, Verstraete IML definitely has a role to play in the NPEC-story.

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