Comprehensive sustainability concept
French tube manufacturer Plastuni Lisses, a member of the Somater Group, is introducing a comprehensive sustainability concept with its D4R tubes. D4R stands for ‘Designed for Recyclability’ and the concept includes key factors such as weight reduction (30 per cent with full PP PBL and up to 20 per cent with full PE PBL) and complete recyclability thanks to the use of mono-materials, with the laminate, shoulder and closure all made of the same material. The company's new PE GREEN laminate contains more than 50 per cent bio-based PE produced from sugar cane and is fully recyclable. The proximity of the manufacturing sites to the consumer makes it possible to reduce the carbon footprint and introduce returnable packaging. To this end, the Somater Group is also working in close partnership with leading recycling companies in France and the rest of Europe and has proposed integrating a QR code into the tube design so that after sorting the recycling centres can return materials to the appropriate material loop.