Design for recycling service launched

By Rick Pendrous

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Design for recycling service launched

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A new ‘design for recycling’ service aimed at ensuring that packaging placed on the market has been optimised for end of life, while maintaining its primary function of product protection, has been launched by Axion.

The circular economy specialist’s service is aimed at a range of stakeholders in the food and beverage supply chain.

This includes packaging designers, food manufacturers, brand owners and retailers that all have a vested interest in increasing the recyclability of plastic packaging and addressing the growing global problem of pollution from this short-life, high profile product.

The new service also supports those working with industry initiatives to increase the recycling of plastics and develop end markets for recycled plastics.

To ensure recycling targets are met, ‘design for recycling’ is intended to play an important role in developing a more robust domestic recycling infrastructure.

During the packaging design process, advice will be given on material choices and product design aspects that affect the recyclability and value at end of life.

“The spotlight is very much on plastics. Momentum is building as the issue of how we manage packaging waste is climbing up the agendas of every nation,”​ says Richard McKinlay, Axion’s head of circular economy.

Contact Axion Group​ for more information.

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