At FFP, we believe that flexible packaging represents one of the best possible choices for packaging. It uses minimal resources in its production, is very light and efficient to transport and is strong, resistant and resilient to help make sure that products reach the consumer with minimum wastage and maximum efficiency.
At end of life it can, depending on the type of pack structure, be recycled, composted or recovered.
New materials and new packaging formats
FFP have wholeheartedly committed to the development of more sustainable materials and pack formats that can help to reduce the negative impact that some plastic materials can have on our environment. Our technical expertise and manufacturing capability encompasses film materials that include both oil-based plastic and non oil-based materials, and that expertise drives the innovation of more sustainable flexible packaging solutions. Some FFP initiatives include the use of alternative flexible materials such as paper, cellulose and corn-starch based products. Additionally we have recently been successful in introducing modern flexible pack formats, such as bags and pouches, to a wider range of applications with a focus on significantly reducing plastic waste associated with more rigid packaging types, while at the same time minimising other Carbon-wasteful activities such as transport.
Whilst FFP are absolutely committed to identifying new and innovative ways to reduce the unnecessary use of plastics in the packaging industry, we represent only a small part of a complicated supply chain. In order to have a more meaningful positive impact we believe that there needs to be a ‘joined-up’ effort across the industry including plastic producers, packaging converters, manufacturers, retailers, recyclers and government. Our membership of CEFLEX will help to propagate new ideas throughout the supply chain. We encourage and welcome detailed dialogue with our customers to share ideas and supply information and education on the latest materials and pack formats, and pioneer new materials and new opportunities as they are created.
FFP is committed to doing everything possible to minimise the company's environmental impact.
FFP were the first flexible packaging company to achieve ISO 14001, the Environmental standard, which commits us to continuous improvement of our environmental performance. Please see our Awards and Certifications page for our current ISO 14000 certificate
Recycled polymers are incorporated into our manufacturing where performance is not compromised and every project we undertake is assessed to see whether material savings can be made. Our ‘FFP Optimisation Audit' programme for customers benchmarks and optimises film usage in our customers packing halls, giving them significant material, and cost, savings.
Please click below to download FFP's Environmental statement, and a longer discussion of the information above.