Crocco confirms its exceptionality in the reuse of material derived from recycling. Crocco has already achieved in 2020, 10 years ahead of schedule, the possibility of producing plastic packaging with material derived from recycling up to 60 percent (the EuropeanXhas set a target for 2030 to recycle 55 percent of plastic packaging). Now, the Cornedo Vicentino-based company confirms the double Plastica Seconda Vita (Plastic Second Life) certification for the production of its polyethylene film for industrial packaging.
The special packaging obtained the certification for the use of the PSV mark for heat-shrinkable, neutral or printed films (used, for example, for bottle packaging) made with blends of recycled materials from separate waste collection and/or industrial waste in the minimum quantity of 30 percent.
"In order to have a positive impact," explains Renato Zelcher, CEO of Crocco, "and to maintain the properties of healthfulness, sturdiness and lightness of plastic, the material that kick-started modernity and allowed millions of people to be able to use goods that were previously available only to the wealthy, we continue to push on the recycling accelerator. In this way we can reduce the virgin raw material use and consequently the carbon footprint, thereby satisfying customers both in product quality and in meeting sustainability goals."
Packaging from Plastics Second Life is able to guarantee to the purchaser, whether business, PA or end consumer, compliance with the Institute for the Promotion of Plastics for Recycling (IPPR) regulations and the use of recycled material with associated traceability. All the process is certified by a third-party body, SGS Italy, which provides a continuous surveillance of the correctness of the process.
"It is not enough, however," says Zelcher, "to be technologically capable of using recycled plastic material. To be really effective in reducing CO2 in the atmosphere, it takes a comprehensive approach like the one we take in the polyethylene and bioplastic packaging sustainability project called Greenside. This is a collaborative Eco design process thanks to which we are able to provide packaging while limiting environmental impact as much as possible, until reaching zero impact from a CO2 emissions perspective. A project that can be considered a benchmark at least at the national level, just think of the agreement we signed with the Ministry of Ecological Transition for the measurement and study of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the life cycle of polyethylene stretch and shrink films."