You will probably be very interested in preserving our environment and even want to contribute to improve it. We would like to make you a proposal, free of charge. Moens Verpakkingen is committed to the United Packaging Forest (UPF) project.
The aim of this project is to plant as many trees as possible in order to reduce CO2-emissions in a smart and biodiverse way. We ask for your help! Moens verpakkingen will plant 1 tree for every € 10.000 turnover in our ecological packaging.
« Let’s act together »
Which products fall under our ecological packaging? Our ecological products are labelled according to their percentage of recycled or ecological material on our site. You will find our Eco label under the photos of our eco-friendly products. This label is also shown on the photo by means of a colour code.
Eco label A: A ≥ 75% ecological material
Eco label B: 50% ≤ B < 75% ecological material
Eco label C: 25% ≤ C < 50% ecological material
Eco label D: 10% ≤ D < 25% ecological material
The higher the Eco label on your purchased products, the more trees we will plant together with you.
Where will these trees be planted? Together with Natuurpunt, United Packaging Forest (UPF) plants for €12.50 one tree in Belgium + one tree in a foreign project + 30 years of maintenance and protection for the planted trees.
In 2021 Moens Verpakkingen has already achieved 29,54% turnover in ecological packaging. This is already good for 600 trees that will be planted. We would also like to inform you in detail about this annually.
For further details, please feel free to contact us. More information about the United Packaging Forest initiative can be found here.
Investments through the years
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Ecological product line
Our ecological solutions consist of various packaging made from recycled and organic materials:
Bio-HDPE: Plant-based packaging made from sugar cane. The main advantage of this organic packaging is the considerable CO2 reduction as the sugarcane plants absorb CO2 from the atmosphere.
PCR of Post-Consumer Recycled HDPE/PP: Plastic waste from consumers is collected, sorted, cleaned and processed into recycled bottles, jerrycans, buckets and drums.
PIR of Post-Industrial Recycled HDPE/PP: Plastic waste or surplus from the plastic production process is collected and recycled internally. The advantage of this method (in contrast to PCR) is that the chemical structure of the PIR packaging is not affected because it is an internal recycling process. This also makes it possible to obtain all possible colours, provided the minimum quantity is respected.
RPET: Plastic waste from the consumer is collected and the PET packaging is sorted out. These packings are cleaned and processed into recycled bottles. It is possible to choose the percentage of recycled PET. The higher the RPET percentage, the more irregularities (speckles, colour difference, etc.) in the bottle.
More information and a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of these four environmentally friendly packaging can be found in our information brochures in the attached document.
Recycled material in the following packaging:
Repurposed packaging: Metal drums, plastic drums or IBCs are chemically cleaned with a soap solution after which they are inspected to see whether they are leakproof. These packages have the same properties as the new variants. However, they can no longer be used to store provisions. The reconditioned metal barrels can also be cleaned by burning out after which they are completely cleaned, sandblasted, undented and both on the inside and outside provided with new coating.
Rebottled IBCs: The metal cage around the IBCs us refurbished and chemically cleaned. The insert is made of new materials.
Multilayer synthetic drums with lid and with cap: The plastic drums are composed of virgin HDPE and recycled material.
Black plastic drums: The black synthetic barrels are largely produced from virgin HDPE with a small addition of internal recycled material from the production process.
Glass: Glass bottles and jars are produced from new glass and recycled glass. There is also a proportion of recycled glass from the internal production process. Amber glass has a higher recycled content than flint glass.
Metal barrels: Metal drums are made from new material and partly from recycled material. This recycled material consists of internally recycled metal from the production process (pre-consumer) and recycled metal after consumer use (post-consumer).
Tinplate: tinplate consists partly of recycled material from collected waste.
Cardboard: The percentage of recycled cardboard varies according to the quality.
Moens Packaging would like to contribute to a viable future for human kind and the planet. The principle of sustainability refers to the balance between environment, economy and society. We try, where possible, to contribute as much as possible and to implement changes in our company. Mainly in the following areas:
Products: reconditioning and recyling of used products
Company and infrastructure: usage of power, employees,…
Discover more about what Moens Packaging does concering sustainability
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