Ecological packaging: features and applications

The ongoing ecological transition demands that we implement a series of concrete actions to reduce waste


From this perspective, companies are changing how they address daily challenges by using recyclable and biodegradable materials suitable for reuse.


This shift has led to the increasing adoption of ecological packaging, often made of paper, helping industries innovate and adopt best practices for a more environmentally-friendly future.


On this page, we'll explore:


What are the characteristics of ecological packaging?

Ecological packaging refers to materials that, due to their distinctive features, offer a sustainable solution in product packaging.


Firstly, eco-friendly packaging is made using recyclable or biodegradable materials such as paper, cardboard, and bioplastics. As a result, it is possible to reduce dependence on non-renewable resources and minimize the environmental impact.


The production of this type of packaging sees lower energy and water consumption while significantly reducing waste that would otherwise end up in landfills.


This approach fosters a virtuous cycle based on the principles of circular economy. Therefore, companies are enabled to offer more sustainable solutions in the long term, contributing to a greener future.


In this regard, paper emerges as a powerful ally in the fight against waste and plastic pollution because it:

  • can be recycled multiple times;
  • reduces the need for deforestation;
  • decreases the carbon footprint associated with producing new materials;
  • is lightweight and compact;
  • is modular;
  • lowers CO2 emissions related to logistics as it occupies less space.


The revolution of sustainable food packaging

A sector that is increasingly opting for more sustainable packaging is the food industry. Ecological packaging for food successfully balances environmental respect with the need to preserve the product freshness and safety. The goal is to replace more polluting materials while maintaining the same standards in terms of effectiveness and durability.


A key aspect of sustainable food packaging is its ability to come into contact with food without contaminating the product, preserving its qualities. Many packages are designed with special protective barriers that extend shelf life. This approach reduces the need for artificial preservatives, effectively fighting against waste.


To comply with stringent labeling policies and provide clear, transparent information to consumer demands, food packaging also features linerless labels. These are continuous adhesive rolls without liners, thus not generating any original waste. Consequently, this consideration allows for proper recycling of all packaging components, providing useful information on separating the various materials it consists of.


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Why choosing Cartami for your ecological packaging needs?

Cartami is Rotolificio Bergamasco’s innovative solution for ecological packaging. It's a paper roll that serves as an alternative to traditional plastic film. 


Its recyclability is assured by the PAP22 code and the FSC certification, making it an ideal material for both food and non-food packaging.


The Cartami roll is made from pure cellulose, and during the entire productive cycle, it utilizes:

  • Low-migration inks
  • Recyclable, heat-sealable virgin fiber raw materials.

Another important aspect when choosing materials for ecological packaging is customization potential. Cartami can be tailor-printed and easily adapts to a wide range of products. Furthermore, the paper in the roll is treated to be more durable and suitable for heat-sealing. This ensures an airtight closure that protects the product from external contaminants.

Cartami is designed for flowpack, sachet, or doypack packaging and can wrap products while preserving their organoleptic characteristics. This makes it an ideal choice not just for secondary packaging, but also as the primary packaging for many products.



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