Introducing the Packaging Act: Advancing Sustainable Food Packaging
With the implementation of the new Packaging Act, the significance of using minimal packaging materials for food products becomes even more compelling. This legislation applies to all distributors introducing packaging into the German market, aiming to minimize the environmental impact of packaging waste. The primary objective is to reduce and/or recycle packaging waste, making registration obligatory. Manufacturers must indicate the expected packaging material volume for the upcoming year when applying for a license, with costs scaling accordingly. The Act encourages the industry to utilize packaging materials in ways that minimize the use of raw materials during production.
Resealable Flowpack Packaging: A Sustainable Solution
Currently, deep-drawn packaging is commonly used for sliced cheese and meat products in Germany. However, the Netherlands has long embraced the effectiveness of resealable flowpack packaging, which dominates supermarket shelves. Renowned chains like Albert Heijn, Aldi, and Jumbo have embraced this proven concept. Since 1998, Omori machines have been producing resealable packaging for sliced cheese and meat products. The SeloPack™ packaging concept, developed by Omori, employs stable sealing technology, ensuring gas-tight packaging even at high speeds. Consumers highly appreciate its benefits, including reduced food waste, extended product freshness, and user-friendliness for all age groups.
Embrace Sustainable Packaging Practices
The introduction of the Packaging Act calls for a collective effort to adopt sustainable food packaging practices. Explore resealable Flowpack packaging as an efficient and eco-friendly alternative for sliced cheese and meat products. Experience the advantages of improved freshness retention, reduced waste, and enhanced consumer satisfaction. Let’s join forces to create a greener future by incorporating sustainable packaging solutions into our everyday practices.