Getting started with sustainable packaging

The KIDV wants to support designers, developers, marketeers and buyers of packaging in making choices to increase the sustainability of their packaging. The KIDV has therefore compiled a living document with tips based on knowledge from the whole packaging chain: from packaging design to sorting and recycling.

Design for recycling (2016 – 2017)

21 November 2016

The KIDV wants to support designers, developers, marketeers and buyers of packaging in making choices to increase the sustainability of their packaging. The KIDV has therefore compiled a living document with tips based on knowledge from the whole packaging chain: from packaging design to sorting and recycling.

The first version, Improve the recyclability of five types of plastic packaging, will be presented for consultation in November 2016. The KIDV will use the input to make the document more complete.

Project leader Karen van de Stadt explains: “This consultative draft deals with five types of frequently used plastic packaging; injection blow-molded PET-bottles, thermoform PET-trays, HDPE-bottles, PP-bowls, -cups or –tubs and pouches. We are seeking input from sorters and recyclers in particular. However, we are also interested in the views of packaging designers and developers on the usefulness and presentation of the information in this document. Is it this format useful and can they work with it? Or would they prefer to have the information presented another way?”

The KIDV will evaluate the feedback in December 2016 and a revised version of the document will be published in January 2017. Van de Stadt: “We will then expand the document with other types of packaging. We would be happy to put these forward for consultation again.”

You can find the consultation document here. The document contains a link to the questionnaire by means of which you can provide input. 

Author

  • Karen van de Stadt

    Packaging expert