Added value through CO2 compensation

Boxon works continuously to develop products with a reduced environmental impact.

By climate-compensating your packaging purchases, you as a customer can make a significant contribution, affecting directly the carbon footprint of your company. Today we offer this service for our Bulk Handling products, giving you the opportunity to purchase climate neutral Big Bags. We were actually the first FIBC manufacturer with this highly environmentally friendly service. 

To be able to offer this service, we have calculated the carbon footprint of our Big Bags with the help of the non-profit organization MyClimate. All stages of the value chain were taken into account: Including raw materials, operational waste and transportation. The calculation method of MyClimate is based on internationally recognized standards (ISO 14040/44, ISO 14067, PAS 2050, GHG Product Life Cycle Standard). Based on this product carbon footprint, we can optionally add the climate compensation to all orders within the Big Bag range. In this context, Boxon supports a climate protection project in Tanzania, where the corresponding CO2 emissions are compensated.

We are glad to notice that our customers appreciate our sustainability projects that we have done and keep doing. Together with our customers, we have compensated for more than 340 tons of CO2 since last year.  Some customers use the service for each order.

For example, our customer Georg Plange (a leading flour producer) has already compensated CO2 several times since the project started. You can read more about this on their website (German):  

https://www.plange.de/de/aktuelles-detail/umweltschutz-urkunde-fuer-plange.html

50 used PET bottles make one Big Bag

Boxon converts PET bottles from Indonesia into new big bags. In this
way, we help to reduce local plastic waste and to prevent marine pollution. After use, the Recycling PET Big Bag can be recycled again.

In times of climate change and polluted oceans, it is clear that we have to react. At Boxon, we permanently work on creating the world’s most intelligent and sustainable packaging solutions – that includes products with regard to environmental aspects. Today Boxon offers different solutions with an improved environmental footprint. And with Big Bags made from recycled PET bottles from Indonesia we now take the next step.

The used PET bottles are collected from landfill sites and by individuals, who deliver it to one of the several collection points in Indonesia. At least 10% of the materials are marine litter, originating from beaches and coastal areas. 25 bottles are needed to produce 1 kg of woven recycling PET. This means, that 50 PET bottles are used for the production of an average 2 kg- Big Bag.

Same quality standards, improved environmental footprint

In terms of quality, no compromises have to be made. The same high quality standards are set for the R-PET Big Bags as for the FIBC made of polypropylene. Boxon customers benefit from flexible customization options and a big bag that is optimally adapted to their goods.

While there are no concerns in terms of quality, the positive benefits for the environment are numerous:

• Prevention of marine pollution
• Effective re-usage of PET bottles
• Less ressource input
• Up to 25 % less CO2 emissions

All steps from sorting and cleaning the bottles to processing and the production of Big Bags take place in the same facility, which means short ways and no re-transport or re-packaging. PET can be recycled and reprocessed multiple times without loss of properties. This makes it a
very circular plastic if discarded correctly.

Boxon customers can check with us how the R-PET Big Bags can be integrated into their supply chain. It has never been so easy to improve a packaging’s environmental footprint!

Learn more about Big Bags from recycled PET bottles