Reduced and improved use of plastics when developing our packaging
Stricter legislation and trends toward a circular economy for packaging affect Scandi Standard. All plastic packaging in the EU must be reusable or recyclable by 2030. The first priority of Scandi Standard’s packaging strategy is to ensure product quality and durability, in order to reduce food waste, for example. After that, the focus is mainly to minimise the amount of plastics used where possible. Clean, non-composite materials are prioritised and recycled, or thinner materials are chosen where possible. This, while staying focused on product quality and packaging functionality. For example, in Denmark, Sweden, Ireland and Norway, we now fully or partly use trays made of recycled PET, known as rPET.
Our goal by 2030 is for all our packaging to be recyclable, for 50 per cent of our packaging volume to be based on renewable or recycled raw materials, and for the volume of plastics to be reduced by 20 per cent.
At present, almost 55 per cent of all trays are made of recycled plastic. In 2022, a total of 4,466 tonnes of plastic was used in our packaging and production processes, corresponding to 14.8 grams of plastic per kg of product. The total amount of plastic decreased 9.5 per cent compared with 2021, partly due to reduced production volumes. The main plastic categories are trays and plastic film.
• Recyclable packaging
• Packaging made of recucled or fossil-free materials
• Reduction of plastics
• Development of a group-wide Scandi Standard packaging strategy
• Introduction of three packaging-related sustainability goals