The new Packaging Act urges companies to adopt more ecological packaging solutions

Alling, 13 Novem­ber 2018 — More and more online retailers are cur­r­ent­ly loo­king for more eco­lo­gi­cal pack­a­ging solutions.

The rea­son for this is the new Pack­a­ging Act, which comes into for­ce on 01.01.2019 and makes com­pa­nies respon­si­ble for the envi­ron­men­tal impact of their pack­a­ging. This means that from Janu­a­ry 2019 signi­fi­cant­ly stric­ter con­trols will come into for­ce to ensu­re that every com­pa­ny that pla­ces pack­a­ging fil­led with goods on the mar­ket pays an appro­pria­te fee for the dis­po­sal of its pack­a­ging. The fee is based on the recy­c­la­bi­li­ty and envi­ron­men­tal friend­li­ness of the mate­ri­als. Natu­ral mate­ri­al is vir­tual­ly tax-free.

Land­pack pack­a­ging con­sists of straw or hemp, can be dis­po­sed of in orga­nic was­te or in the gar­den, and pays for its­elf under the new pack­a­ging law. “With our pack­a­ging, online retailers have a clear advan­ta­ge. Anyo­ne who still packs lar­ge quan­ti­ties of plastic should inclu­de the item dis­po­sal in their over­all cal­cu­la­ti­on. “, says Dr. Tho­mas Mai­er-Eschenlohr, Mana­ging Direc­tor of Land­pack. “We even go one step fur­ther: Our focus is not on pack­a­ging recy­cling, but on com­pos­ting. Pack­a­ging that can be dis­po­sed of in the gar­den isthe ulti­ma­te solu­ti­on to our glo­bal plastic was­te problem.”

And in the years to come, the eco­lo­gi­cal pack­a­ging will con­ti­nue to pay off for Landpack’s cus­to­mers. The legis­la­tu­re plans to pro­mo­te com­pa­nies that offer recy­clab­le and eco­lo­gi­cal pack­a­ging solu­ti­ons for the ship­ping of their pro­ducts. The exact imple­men­ta­ti­on will be deci­ded by 2021.

Poli­ti­ci­ans are urging com­pa­nies to rethink. The EU plastic tax direc­ti­ve, the EU Cir­cu­lar Eco­no­my Packa­ge and the Euro­pean Stra­te­gy for Plastics are just some of the other mea­su­res to be imple­men­ted in the com­ing years and signi­fi­cant­ly dif­fe­rent deman­ds on packaging.

“Inno­va­ti­ve, envi­ron­ment­al­ly friend­ly pack­a­ging is ful­ly in line with the new pack­a­ging law. Of cour­se, we sup­port the sus­tainab­le Land­pack pack­a­ging as a dual sys­tem with plea­su­re, and offer Land­pack cus­to­mers simp­le, legal­ly com­pli­ant and attrac­tively pri­ced solu­ti­ons for ful­fil­ling their obli­ga­ti­ons in accordance with the Pack­a­ging Act,” adds Mar­kus Pache, Regio­nal Mana­ger of envi­ron­men­tal and was­te dis­po­sal spe­cia­list Land­bell. “Bes­i­des, it pays off that an eco­lo­gi­cal pack­a­ging has a posi­ti­ve effect on the cor­po­ra­te image.”

For Mana­ging Direc­tor Dr. Tho­mas Mai­er-Eschenlohr, this is a logi­cal Con­se­quence: “Right now com­pa­nies can still take on a pionee­ring role and use it for themselves”.

You can find more infor­ma­ti­on on the Pack­a­ging Act here:

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About Land­pack GmbH

Land­pack® with head­quar­ters in Puch­heim, near Munich, deve­lo­ps and pro­du­ces inno­va­ti­ve pack­a­ging on the basis of rene­wa­ble raw mate­ri­als, which for the first time con­tains poly­sty­re­ne com­pre­hen­si­ve­ly. Replace. The pro­duc­tion pro­ces­ses and plant tech­no­lo­gy are deve­lo­ped by Land­pack. Land­pack con­trols every step of the pro­cess and thus ensu­res con­sis­tent qua­li­ty. Our claim is las­ting cus­to­mer enthu­si­asm through com­pe­tence, relia­bi­li­ty and mutu­al trust.

Land­pack is one of the most inno­va­ti­ve tech start-ups in Ger­ma­ny and has been awar­ded nume­rous pri­zes for its Pri­zes awarded.