Smithers provide a range of services to help companies reduce their environmental impact and improve the sustainability of their products, packaging and processes.
We recently asked FMCG companies and packaging companies within the FMCG supply chain about their thoughts on using recycled plastics in food contact applications. View the results in our exclusive infographic.
Using recycled plastics in packaging can be challenging – whether due to material performance issues or safety concerns over contamination. The UK government is proposing that from 2022 onwards, packaging that contains less than 30% recycled plastic could be subject to a new plastic packaging tax. This will likely lead to an increased use of recycled materials in packaging applications.