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Packaging Waste Prevention and Minimisation – The Benefits for Business Presentation to Regional Forum Colm Munnelly Packaging Technology Adviser Repak Ltd. 13 th May 2008
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  • Packaging Waste Prevention and Minimisation

    – The Benefits for BusinessPresentation to Regional Forum

    Colm MunnellyPackaging Technology Adviser

    Repak Ltd.13th May 2008

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    Presentation

    1. Packaging

    2. Compliance with the Regulations

    3. Repak

    4. Optimisation Services

  • Section 1

    Packaging

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    Packaging• Defined by EU and Irish legislation:

    “packaging shall mean all products made of any materials of any nature to be used for the containment, protection, handling, delivery and presentation of goods, from raw materials to processed goods, from the producer to the user or the consumer.”

    -EU Directive 94/62/EC, Article 3

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    Functions of Packaging

    • Containment

    • Protection (& Preservation)

    • Handling (& Delivery)

    • Sales (& Marketing)

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    Types of Packaging

    • Primary Packaging

    • Secondary Packaging

    • Tertiary Packaging

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    Primary Packaging

    • Primary or Sales Packaging is that which surrounds the product when it is sold to the final consumer.

    Soroka, 1996

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    Secondary Packaging

    • Secondary or Grouped Packaging is that which is used to collate sales units for ease of handling in the selling environment.

    Soroka, 1996

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    Corrugated Trays / Boxes / Shrinkwrap

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    Tertiary Packaging• Tertiary or transport

    packaging is that which is used to facilitate handling and transport of a number of sales units or secondary packs, in order to prevent physical handling and transport damage.

    Soroka, 1996

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    Pallets / Stretchwrap

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    Input / Output Packaging

    • Input Packaging• Is removed by you or on your behalf • Reported in Section 1 of Repak stat. form

    Output Packaging• Is applied/supplied and/or imported by you

    or on your behalf • Reported in Section 2 of Repak stat. form

  • Section 2

    Compliance with the Regulations

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    Waste Management Hierarchy

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    Packaging Legislation• EU Directive 94/62/EC on Packaging

    and Packaging Waste (now 2004/12/EC)

    • Ireland Waste Management (Packaging)

    Regulations 1997 (now 2008)

    • Local Authority - Self Compliance

    • Repak - Group Compliance Scheme

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    How Do I Comply?Packaging Producer

    MajorProducer Producer

    Compliance Scheme(e.g. Repak)

    SelfComply

  • Section 3

    Repak

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    What is Repak?

    • Repak is Ireland’s first voluntary

    initiative between industry and the

    Department of Environment designed

    to meet industry’s producer

    responsibility obligations

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    Repak OptimisationServices

    • Advice on Packaging Technology

    • Packaging Optimisation Surveys

    • Training Programme

    • Information seminars

    • Research studies

    • www.preventandsave.ie

    http://www.preventandsave.ie/

  • Section 4

    Repak Packaging Optimisation

    Services

  • Packaging Optimisation

    Retail

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    Look for Reduce optionsBeforeBefore AfterAfter

    Removal of all excess packaging layers particularly shrink wrap and cardboard covering sheet.

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    Same product, less packaging

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    Look for Reuse options

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    Returnable cages

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    Totes in cages (Only 50% utilised)

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    Variety of Pack Formats

    • Tomatoes• 10 different pack types• Best in Class =

    – 0.012g pkg/1g product• Heaviest = 0.51g pkg/1g product

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    Available Empty Boxes

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    O’Reilly’s Centra - Bunclody

  • Packaging Optimisation

    Manufacturing

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    Refill packs

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    New material / shape

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    Remove air

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    Remove Headspace - Cases

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    Gauge reduction - Cases

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    Optimise number of units per pallet

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    Optimise Pallet Volume

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    Summary• Packaging types

    • Compliance with the Regulations

    • The Repak route

    • Packaging Optimisation Service

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    Contact

    [email protected] 01 4619 237

    Thank You.

    mailto:[email protected]

    Packaging Waste Prevention and Minimisation – The Benefits for BusinessPresentation to Regional ForumPresentationPackagingPackagingFunctions of PackagingTypes of PackagingPrimary PackagingSecondary PackagingCorrugated Trays / Boxes / ShrinkwrapTertiary PackagingPallets / StretchwrapInput / Output PackagingCompliance with the RegulationsWaste Management HierarchyPackaging LegislationHow Do I Comply?RepakWhat is Repak?Repak Optimisation ServicesRepak Packaging Optimisation ServicesPackaging OptimisationLook for Reduce optionsSame product, less packagingLook for Reuse optionsPackaging OptimisationRefill packsNew material / shapeRemove airRemove Headspace - CasesGauge reduction - CasesOptimise number of units per palletOptimise Pallet VolumeSummaryContact