Understanding our impact
Statistics suggest that as of 2003, the packaging sector accounted for about 2% of the gross national product in developed countries. Aside economic stimulus and job creation, packaging has many other advantages such as the minimisation of serious health risks by keeping contents fresh and sterile. Plastic is also one of the most energy efficient, robust and economic delivery methods available due to its low weight and relative strength.
RPC Astrapak’s long-standing objectives consider the need for remaining alert to changes in the availability of technology, which may reduce our impact on the environment. Recently, five of the world’s most high profile companies announced they are to work together on the new Plant PET Technology Collaborative (“PTC”) – a working group tasked with accelerating the development of sustainable plant-based plastics. With industry global leadership moving away from fossil fuel-based materials, there is much long-term scope to set local trends.