22. 04. 2021 | News

Carbon footprints provide information on the level of greenhouse gas emissions (including CO2, methane, nitrous oxide) produced over the entire life cycle of a product or service.


The footprint of, in this case, packaging is becoming ever-more important for consumers’ purchasing decisions: for example, an average of 75% of European respondents say that they would avoid a product if it had a negative ecological footprint. This figure rises to 77 % in Germany.

At Fernholz, we have managed to reduce the carbon footprint of the PET we use by almost 80% through the consistent use of recycled PET. To achieve this, we analysed our production processes and, as a result, ultimately invested in a new, high-performance decontamination system. This state-of-the-art technology cleans and reprocesses the recycled PET in a complex procedure. After being treated, the PET exceeds the requirements of all applicable regulations for the cleanliness of packaging in direct contact with foodstuffs. It even scores better than virgin material in terms of cleanliness. So this process not only helps to significantly reduce C02 emissions, it also saves resources and, therefore, contributes to environmental responsibility.

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