Paper instead of plastic

Paper instead of plastic

We have already converted 50% of our packaging.

What can be done about the growing mountains of plastic waste? Plastic waste is a plague of the 21st century. Every year, around ten million tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans. That’s a load of a 20-ton truck every minute. There is hardly a corner on earth that is not affected. Plastic residues in beach bays, in mountain rivers, in the Arctic sea, in fish stomachs, in the food chain and in the human organism.

More and more companies are trying to stem the tide of plastic. Consumers and manufacturers are gradually realizing that the world needs alternatives to plastic packaging. At our company, the switch from so-called blister packaging to cardboard packaging began last year, and in the meantime more than 50 tons of plastic have been saved,” explains our Managing Director Erhard Büchel. In the meantime, a large part of the product packaging has already been converted.

What was initially set in motion by customer-specific requests will be successively implemented for all products, i.e. also for Büchel’s own products. “Our goal is for almost 100 percent of the packaging to be recyclable, and even the packaging for the saddles has already been converted to cardboard.” When asked about additional costs, Büchel shakes his head, “We’ve been able to absorb the costs so far.” Paper instead of plastic, that would already do the world a lot of good.

Picture: Deborah Foht, purchasing manager






Uwe Ruppel

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