Even if you have only a nodding acquaintance with the range of topics surrounding sustainability in industry, you will have come across this term: the circular economy. Although this model may be remarkably simple, it is also all-encompassing.
In the age of climate change, the important thing is to produce as little unusable waste as possible. The key term here is design for recycling. For example, how can we make the better part of a package recyclable so that it can later be reused as a recycled material? Reusable packaging is another aspect of the circular economy. To date, it has mainly been used in the restaurant and catering sector. What other areas of application are there for reusable solutions?
One thing is quite clear: The packaging industry can contribute a great deal to the circular economy.