Sun Chemical’s Approach to Sustainable Flexible Packaging
Sun Chemical is committed to supporting the flexible packaging industry achieve its sustainability goals.
Our approach to sustainable product development includes risk management and eco-efficiency improvements, as well as a proactive approach in working with suppliers, customers, and industry trade groups to promote best practices.
We also look at current market trends as a guide to help identify areas where improvement is needed. One area of concern that affects the flexible packaging market is the extraordinarily low rate of plastic recycling that is occurring globally. To help alleviate that challenge, Sun Chemical has been developing mono-materials for plastics which remove the complexities of layers of different materials that make it hard to recycle.
Critical to our approach is aligning our goals with those of the United Nations in its Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, “a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity.”
Our Guide to Sustainable Packaging identifies actions we have taken that align with some of the 17 UN goals below that we believe will have a positive impact in the development of a more sustainable flexible packaging industry.