Close-up of the recycling symbol for polypropylene.

Many companies are switching their packaging to mono-materials like polypropylene. But what are their advantages and disadvantages? (Picture: Shutterstock/ CalypsoArt)

Mono-material, a ray of hope

What does packaging have to accomplish?

What does packaging have to accomplish?

The beverage carton brings all the advantages of composite packaging - but also poses recycling challenges.

What do mono-materials offer?

What do packaging manufacturers need to consider?

A large quantity of different coloured recycled pellets.

The great advantage of monomaterials is their high recyclability.