PKN talks carbon-offset initiatives for packaging with Aleks Lajovic, MD of Impact International.
In our final episode of the year, Lindy Hughson, Managing Editor & Publisher of PKN Packaging News, talks with Aleks Lajovic, MD of Impact International, about the company’s carbon-offset initiatives, including a forest, a solar farm and alternative materials for tube production.
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We start by talking about the forest that Impact International has purchased to provide a carbon-offset capacity for its production of tube packaging. The discussion includes the location of the forest, support for native wildlife as well as carbon absorption and the ten Australian brands that have signed on to the project at the time of its launch.
From trees, rivers and wildlife, we move on to Impact International's solar farm that helps to supply a large part of the company's production energy needs. By supplementing the solar farm with carbon-offset energy from the grid, all energy used by the company is carbon neutral.
Impact International has also been making tubes using carbon neutral materials to further assist with reducing the ecological footprint of the tubes they produce for its customers.
We wrap up the discussion by looking at future initiatives, which include improving efficiencies to reduce water and energy levels used in production, and plans to introduce recyclable materials into tube production.
This episode represents our final production for 2020 and we would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the whole team to wish all our listeners a festive holiday season and a great start to 2021.