Sustainability in flexible packaging.

Single-use plastics are a cheap and efficient option for many packaging needs. H.B. Fuller works with customers around the world to create flexible packaging solutions for a wide range of products, including packaged foods.

However, as the overall volume of single-use plastics produced has increased, communities around the world have become concerned about the growing impact of plastic waste. A circular economy approach has emerged as a promising strategy to reduce the environmental impact of consumer products, including single-use plastics. A circular economy is designed to create “loops” of resources that are reused, repurposed, and recycled.

CEFLEX LogoWe are dedicated to both managing our own environmental impact and helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals. H.B. Fuller is a proud member of CEFLEX – a collaborative consortium of European companies along the flexible packaging value chain with the goal of creating a circular economy and sustainability roadmap for flexible packaging. Along with more than 100 other member companies, H.B. Fuller is supporting CEFLEX’s work to develop markets for post-consumer materials, build collection and sorting systems, and promote flexible packaging design for improved recyclability.

We believe that collaborative and innovative efforts like CEFLEX’s work will help develop responsible patterns of consumption that will enable customers to continue producing high-quality products and, at the same time, will minimize resource waste and mitigate the environmental impact of single-use plastics.

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