Nearly 80 Basque companies have implemented measures to reduce the impact of their packaging

Imanol Lizasoain

Friday December 15, 2023, 1:00 a.m.

We see the transition towards a greener world not only in the automobile or industry, but also in the food sector, which seeks to limit the environmental impact of its activity by designing environmentally friendly packaging or products. .

With the help of Ecoembes, a non-profit environmental organization, 79 Basque companies implemented measures in 2021 and 2022 to reduce the environmental impact of their packaging. The majority of them, 71%, were small and medium-sized businesses.

This commitment by Basque companies to minimize the footprint of their packaging has resulted in 267 ecodesign measures implemented in 2021 and 2022. By sector, 92% of the measures correspond to the food sector, followed by companies dedicated to equipment food. ) and personal and home care (2%). For their part, the textile and leather industry as well as the automobile and leisure sector generated the remaining 2%. Nearly one in four measures aimed to make packaging more easily recyclable.

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