In light of the urgent need for a circular packaging ecosystem in India, How aseptic packaging, sustainable and recyclable solutions offer a way forward.
In an exclusive conversation with Packaging360, Dr.A.K. Tyagi, Executive Director, Haldiram Group, unravels the journey of the snack food brand & addresses challenges overcome so far & the road map for the future
Packaging in general term is the science, art and technology of enclosing or protecting products in a way that it reaches the consumer in its original form when manufactured. So, the basic function of packaging is to protect and ensure the identity and integrity of a product throughout its shelf life.
The Indian bioplastics industry is again growing rapidly after digesting setbacks of the covid pandemic and the October 2, 2019 SUP (single-use plastic) ban fiasco.
The government of India has successfully implemented a nationwide single-use plastic (SUP) ban from July 1, 2022. Manufacturers, traders, end-users and the government are somewhat confused about the SUP policy, products and alternatives.
The ocean plastic crisis is real. It requires consumers’, brands’, and humanity’s attention. Today, only around 10% of plastic waste gets recycled globally, while the rest ends up in landfills, incineration, or leaks to nature or oceans*. The world desperately needs more ways to reuse post-consumer plastic waste.
Compostable packaging is popularly seen as an answer to plastic pollution, but while it has a role to play in a circular economy, it is not a silver bullet. Any time a piece of packaging is used once – no matter how it is disposed of – it is single-use. Preventing waste in the first place should be top priority.
India is poised to become a leading nation on sustainable packaging, says Dr. R. Rangaprasad. Thanks to a longstanding experience in recycling and a flourishing technology sector, the Business Head at the knowledge sharing platform Packaging 360 is convinced that the country’s packaging value chain stakeholders will make major advances in the coming years.
Grasping complexity and acting proactively on sustainability is key to ensure successful compliance with packaging laws and avoid financial sanctions.