Across the world, all industry sectors are reviewing methods to reduce their plastic footprint and to minimise waste. Every year, there is over 26 million tons of plastic waste generated across the EU, which is set to be reduced extensively by 2030 in line with current UK government targets. Businesses are constantly reviewing and innovating the way they use plastic within packaging, especially in the food industry.
Iceland have been bold in their approach and are urging other leading retailers to accept responsibility for this global crisis. The BBC has recently reported that “Iceland has made a commitment to eliminate all plastic packaging from its own-label products by the end of 2023 and says publishing its plastic footprint every year will help it achieve that goal.” Others have also joined in taking on new targets with Tesco pledging “to remove hard-to-recycle materials, including PVC and polystyrene by 2025”. To achieve these targets, they need support throughout the supply chain, which is why Interlock Adhesives are offering a solution via Pallet Stabilisation using Hotmelt adhesive.
This is an innovative method that is becoming increasingly popular across the food and beverage sector due to reduction of plastic shrink wrap. This is done by stacking goods using a small amount of adhesive to outer packaging and securing the items together as one whole unit.
Pallet Stabilisation is quickly becoming the forefront of sustainable packaging, allowing business to get that one step closer to their environmental goals. As Henkel’s Premium Partner, offering standout high quality adhesives, Interlock can offer a tailored solution to fit your business model. To find out more information on Pallet Stabilisation, please visit our website or contact us today to discuss your options with our technical team.