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Improvement and Constant Development

There are a wide array of new materials being introduced into the market that can have a much lower impact on the environment. As part of our commitment to sustainability and environmental initiatives, here we provide a summary of the issues involved and how we address them. Many of these terms appear on packaging and are not completely understood by consumers.

Understanding Green Packaging

"Bio-based materials"

Many of the products offered by Certina Packaging can use bio-based polymers. The percentage can range from low (less than 10%) all the way to complete (100%). 

Bio-based materials include plastics made from renewable resources such as corn, sugar cane, cellulose, and others. These materials are typically less envionnrnentally impacting for two reasons. First, they biodegrade (see below). Second, the raw materials used to create them are completely renewable. This means they can be replaced, unlike petroleum-based polymers.

The focus of this label is on the source of the materials, NOT on what happens to the materials once they have been used.

"Biodegradable"

A substance is considered to be biodegrabale when microorganisms can break it down and metabolize it. This happens naturally with organic compounds. Petroleum-based plastic is different, though, it can not be broken easily. There are basically two kinds of biodegradable plastic:

1. Plastics originating from bio-based materials (see above) which are naturally biodegradable, or
2. Petroleum-based plastics that have include non-impacting additives that can allow biodegradation to take place.

Certina Packaging can use both these paradigms when creating packaging. The goal is to ensure there is less landfill and there are less untreated packaging items outside the recycling and composting cycles.

„Recyclable"

Plastic that is neither biodegradable nor compostable can generally be receycled. It tends to go through a cycle of collection, separation, shredding, washing, and re-use.

The resulting material is known by the broad term PCR (Post-Consumer Recycled) and is used in many things we use every day, though never in the same sort of product from whence the plastic originated. You may have a PCR kite or park bench but you won't find a PCR bottle that was once a bottle.

Green Line Portfolio

HK Cosmetic Packaging

Recycling Process Recyclable
Article name Antonella
emerge process Bio-Based
Material Name Green PE
Material Basis sugar cane
% of RENEWABLE RAW MATERIAL 90%
FDA Licence yes
Technology IM
VOLUME 50 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE 32706
Recycling Process Recyclable
Article name Antonella
emerge process PCR
Material Name Systalen
Material Basis pertrochemical
% of RENEWABLE RAW MATERIAL 90%
FDA Licence no
Technology IM
VOLUME 50 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE 32706
HK Cosmetic Packaging

Rebhan

Recycling Process Recyclable
Article name SPA
emerge process Bio-Based
Material Basis sugar cane
FDA Licence yes
Technology EBM
VOLUME 100 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE 1849
Recycling Process Recyclable
Article name SPA
emerge process 15% Bio-Based
Material Basis maize
FDA Licence yes
Technology EBM -GP
VOLUME 100ml -GP
MATCHING CLOSURE 1849
Recycling Process Recyclable
Article name SPA
emerge process 5% Bio-Based
Material Basis maize
FDA Licence
Technology EBM -GP
VOLUME 100ml -GP
MATCHING CLOSURE 1849
Recycling Process Recyclable
Article name SPA
emerge process PCR
Material Basis Petrochemical
FDA Licence No
Technology EBM
VOLUME 100 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE 1849
Recycling Process Recyclable
Article name SPA
emerge process PCR
Material Basis Petrochemical
FDA Licence No
Technology EBM
VOLUME 100 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE 1849
Recycling Process Compostable
Article name SPA
emerge process Bio-Based
Material Basis PLA
FDA Licence yes
Technology EBM
VOLUME 100 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE 1849
Recycling Process Compostable
Article name SPA
emerge process Bio-Based
Material Basis PLA
FDA Licence yes
Technology EBM
VOLUME 100 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE 1849
Recycling Process Recyclable
Article name SPA
emerge process PCR
Material Basis Petrochemical
FDA Licence yes
Technology EBM
VOLUME 100 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE 1849
Recycling Process Recyclable
Article name SPA
emerge process PCR - closed circle milk-bottles (england)
Material Basis Petrochemical
FDA Licence yes
Technology EBM
VOLUME 100 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE 1849
Recycling Process Recyclable
Article name SPA
emerge process PCR - closed circle milk-bottles (swiss)
Material Basis Petrochemical
FDA Licence no
Technology EBM
VOLUME 100 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE 1849
Recycling Process Recyclable
Article name SPA
emerge process 30% Bio-Based
Material Basis sugar cane
FDA Licence yes
Technology ISBM
VOLUME 100 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE 1849
Recycling Process Recyclable
Article name SPA
emerge process PCR
Material Basis Petrochemical
FDA Licence yes
Technology ISBM
VOLUME 100 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE 1849
Rebhan

Qualiform

Recycling Process Recycled
Article name Georgia 200ml
emerge process PCR
Material Name PCR / rPET
Material Basis used plastic PET products
% of RENEWABLE RAW MATERIAL 100%
FDA Licence yes
Technology ISBM
VOLUME 200 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE all closure with 24/410 neck
Recycling Process Recycled
Article name Georgia 200ml low shape
emerge process PCR
Material Name PCR / rPET
Material Basis used plastic PET products
% of RENEWABLE RAW MATERIAL 15%
FDA Licence yes
Technology ISBM
VOLUME 200 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE all closure with 24/410 neck
Recycling Process Recycled
Article name Georgia 200ml low shape
emerge process PCR
Material Name PCR / rPET
Material Basis used plastic PET products
% of RENEWABLE RAW MATERIAL 100%
FDA Licence yes
Technology ISBM
VOLUME 200 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE all closure with 24/410 neck
Recycling Process Bio-based
Article name Georgia 200ml
emerge process Bio PET
Material Name Green PET
Material Basis Petroleum and vegetals
% of RENEWABLE RAW MATERIAL
FDA Licence yes
Technology ISBM
VOLUME 200 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE all closure with 24/410 neck
Recycling Process Bio-based
Article name Georgia 200ml low shape
emerge process Bio PET
Material Name Green PET
Material Basis Petroleum and vegetals
% of RENEWABLE RAW MATERIAL
FDA Licence yes
Technology ISBM
VOLUME 200 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE all closure with 24/410 neck
Recycling Process Bio-based
Article name Georgia 200ml low shape
emerge process Bio PET
Material Name Green PET
Material Basis Petroleum and vegetals
% of RENEWABLE RAW MATERIAL
FDA Licence yes
Technology ISBM
VOLUME 200 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE all closure with 24/410 neck
Recycling Process Bio-based
Article name Georgia 200ml
emerge process Bio-based
Material Name Bio sourced PETG
Material Basis Petroleum and vegetals
% of RENEWABLE RAW MATERIAL 9%
FDA Licence yes
Technology EBM
VOLUME 200 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE Twisto
Recycling Process Bio-based
Article name Georgia 200ml
emerge process Bio-based
Material Name Green HDPE
Material Basis Sugar cane
% of RENEWABLE RAW MATERIAL
FDA Licence yes
Technology EBM
VOLUME 200 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE Twisto
Recycling Process Bio-based
Article name Georgia 200ml
emerge process Bio-based
Material Name Green PP
Material Basis Petroleum and vegetals
% of RENEWABLE RAW MATERIAL
FDA Licence yes
Technology EBM
VOLUME 200 ml
MATCHING CLOSURE Twisto
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