RECYCLING GUIDE

How to recycle protective packaging correctly.

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RECYCLING, COMPOSTABILITY AND DISPOSAL

Can Storopack protective packaging be recycled?

Yes, all of Storopack’s protective packaging is recyclable. It can be processed
and reused in a variety of industrial products. The only exception are our products from renewable raw materials – they are not always recyclable, but compostable.

How should paper paddings be disposed of correctly?

Usually paper pads can be disposed of and recycled via the blue paper bin. Storopack does not use coated paper. Disposal via existing recycling facilities contributes to reducing the use of primary raw materials. PAPERplus® uses only inks which the recycler can easily remove (de-inking process).

How should air pillows be disposed of correctly?

In India, you can dispose the air cushions in household trash bins. They are then recycled or incinerated. Polyethylene is incidentally a very welcome source of energy at waste-to-energy plants because its calorific value is actually higher than that of oil. Storopack also offers protective packaging which is industrially compostable, like AIRplus® BIO film, which can be used for the manufacture of air cushions. The film’s base material is a compostable plastic based on polylactic acid (PLA) and copolyester. The basis of the product is made using renewable resources. AIRplus® BIO is certified compostable in accordance with the European standard EN 13432 and the American standard ASTM D6400.

How should foam packaging be disposed of correctly?

They can be used again, for example, as protective packaging. As a  component of the general waste stream, FOAMplus® foam is an outstanding
fuel for modern plants that generate energy from waste. When disposing of the foam packaging, the PE protective film does not need to be separated from the foam. The trade and industry sectors have their own disposal channels (industrial waste) through which foam packaging is also recycled.

Why isn’t all of Storopack’s protective packaging compostable?

Very different types of protective packaging can be needed depending on the goods being shipped. While fragile and lighter items like porcelain and glass can be ideally protected in a box using the compostable loose fill PELASPAN® BIO, heavy technical components require paper and foam packaging in order that the product is stabilized in the shipping box. This type of protective packaging isn’t compostable, but it can nevertheless easily be recycled.

  

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To make orientation easy for you we mark our products with “4R” indicating the following properties: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, and RENEW.

REDUCE

This product and its production process are designed to reduce natural resource usage.

REUSE

This product can be reused up to several times for its original purpose.

RECYCLE

Post consumer or post industrial waste of this product can replace virgin raw materials.

RENEW

This product is produced of renewable raw material, e.g. wood or plants.