Sustainability through approach. Recyclability by design.
Sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do. We work with our customers to enable them to achieve their sustainability targets by producing fully recyclable products which themselves are made using recycled plastic, and by reducing the weight of packaging.
Up to 100% recycled content
We supply rPET, and polypropylene pots, tubs, and trays (PTTs) and are committed to offering the most sustainable options in thermoformed packaging. All rPET products are 100% recyclable, with recycled content over 85%.
Chemically recycled PET
We also offer chemically recycled rPET with minimum Post-Consumer Waste (PCW) content of 55%. This product offers a virgin-like clarity while meeting PCW content requirements.
We have integrated Prevented Ocean Plastic™ (POP) into our supply chain.
Prevented Ocean Plastic™ (POP) is high-standard, fully certified recycled plastic that has been collected from coastal regions at risk of ocean plastic pollution.
The POP programme provides a solution to capture and recycle plastic before it reaches the ocean, converting waste into a valuable source of raw material.
We integrated Prevented Ocean Plastic™ into our supply chain back in 2022. The ocean-bound plastic collected as part of the POP programme is:
From a country which lacks waste management infrastructure and collection incentives;
Where infrastructure is being overwhelmed by population growth or tourism;
Where there is a significant risk to wildlife if plastic contaminates their ecosystem.
Which has been collected from within a 50-kilometre distance of a coastline or a major waterway that feeds into the ocean.
This is based on the academic definition of ocean-bound plastic, as described by Jambeck, J.R., Andrady, A., Geyer, R., Narayan, R., Perryman, M., Siegler, T., Wilcox, C., Lavender Law, K., (2015). ‘Plastic Waste inputs from land into the ocean’, Science, 347, p. 768-771.
All recycled plastic is cleaned, decontaminated, and tested to make sure it complies with UK and EU packaging regulations.
iPac’s use of Prevented Ocean Plastic™ prevents over 190 tonnes (equivalent to 15 million 500ml bottles) of plastic from reaching the ocean each year.
At iPac, we are constantly innovating. Our new biopolymer material – Envipac – is a testament to that. Developed by iPac and the Centre for Process Innovation, Envipac is produced from natural carbohydrates and is both bio-based and truly biodegradable.
Where some available options are advertised as being compostable, they are often only industrially compostable. Envipac is different. Made from home compostable polymers, Envipac biodegrades to biomass, carbon dioxide and water, making it the ideal rigid packaging option for any products that are at greater risk of being released into the environment.
Envipac has excellent gas barrier properties and top-film compatibility, making the material ideal for food packaging. With high temperature stability up to 100°C, energy efficient extrusion, and compatibility with existing production equipment, Envipac is the future of biopolymer packaging.
The 'One bin to rule them all' project.
The project aims to “improve compliance with recycling by developing ‘One bin’ to hold all plastic-like items and improving recycling infrastructure to create more usable recycled plastics that can be fed back into a circular economy”.
Being environmentally aware starts with us.
Our approach to eco-friendly business doesn’t stop at what we produce.
- 100% of our electrical power comes from renewable sources.
- We are changing our fleet of company cars to be hybrid or electric.
- Less than 2% of our waste ends up in landfill
- Our lighting and manufacturing machinery is energy efficient.
- Our energy and water usage is subject to regular reviews.
- The paper and cardboard we use comes from sustainable sources.