DaklaPack is the market leader in innovative packaging and shipping materials. We offer unique sustainable solutions
for shipping, packaging and filling.
Our mission contributes to the circular economy. In line with the vision of the European Commission and the Dutch government. For the development of our packaging we have drawn up 3 spearheads.
Making packaging recyclable
We work towards packaging that is mechanically, chemically and/or organically recyclable and use recycled content where possible.
Use of biobased and biodegradable raw materials
We are reducing the use of virgin fossil raw materials and working towards packaging made from renewable raw materials.
Smarter use and reduction of packaging materials and packaging components
Together with our customers, we are developing new circular packaging concepts.
In order to make it easier to opt for responsible packaging, we have developed an Eco Label. This Eco
Label indicates by means of a green or grey icon in the webshop whether an item of packaging is (more)
environmentally friendly or not.
We assess whether a product is environmentally friendly (green label) on the basis of four characteristics;
A description of these properties is provided here.
A green icon indicates that the product is (more) environmentally friendly.
The product meets at least one of the following characteristics; biobased, compostable, recyclable or consists of recycled content.
The product meets at least 2 of the 4 following characteristics; biobased, compostable, recyclable and/or consists of recycled content.
The product meets at least 3 of the 4 following characteristics; the product is biobased, compostable, recyclable and/or consists of recycled content.
The product meets all the characteristics; the product is biobased, compostable, recyclable and/or consists of recycled content.
A grey icon indicates that the product is not biobased, compostable, recyclable or does not consist of
Ask our specialist if there is an alternative available. The product can still be responsible because an alternative made of other materials such as glass, tin or cardboard can have a greater environmental impact.
We use the same definition for a bioplastic as the one used by European Bioplastics: a plastic material is called a bioplastic if it is biobased, biodegradable or has both properties.
According to the European standard EN16575, biobased plastics are defined as plastics that are wholly or partly made from renewable raw materials.
Material composed of biomass from a living source that can be continuously renewed. Renewable raw materials are (almost) inexhaustible raw materials, which can be replenished in a short period of time. In any case, this stock must be renewed as quickly as it was consumed (such as wood, hemp, cotton, rice).
When we talk about compostable packaging, we refer to those materials/products that comply with the European standard for industrial composting: EN 13432. This means that the materials/products in industrial composting plants break down into water, carbon dioxide and biomass. These packaging items can be recognised by the germination seed logo which is printed on the packaging.
Bioplastics such as bio-PE and bio-PET are identical in terms of recycling to the fossil plastics PE and PET. This means that these bioplastics can also be easily recycled using the existing recycling methods for PE and PET.
No, the use of bioplastics will not reduce the amount of plastic soup.
If you have any questions about implementing a more environmentally friendly alternative in your situation, please contact our specialist Aart Burgers.
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