Reference flow in the MFA for which is suitable the technology
1501 - Packaging waste from non-domestic users (NDU)
Returnable packaging are sent to the upstream supplier in order to be reused for the transport of the same typology items.
Organizative processes to support closing the loops
Strong commitment along the value chain of the products by the stakeholders; initial investment for the production of long term packaging products
According to some experiences, the potential reduction of waste from a productive site reaches 30% (in mass) – independently from the productivity (of final goods) of the site. It requires long timespan (for example 5 years) to completely implement the system. The optimization of the logistic means optimization of the items stock and less time for pack / unpack the pieces.
Possible limiting factors
Time-consuming solution, requiring fertile and open-minded entrepreneur people; hard to share with SMEs
PP’s opinion of the technology
It is an inspiring solution, but it goes beyond the timeframe of the project and the commitment of the value chain is an important challenge, above all in a economic fabric composed by SMEs.
Concept and conclusions how the technology can affect the CE effect
The solution can save resources and energy for newer packaging products; it is a complementary solution with the previous ones.
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