Plastipak looks at the sustainability potential of PET aerosols and discusses its recent innovation in partnership with LifeSafe Technologies.
For years, several key attributes have made PET plastic desirable in the eyes of brand owners - high clarity and transparency, low weight, strength and durability, and the shape flexibility enabling on-shelf differentiation. Until recently, the other key benefit of PET remained largely ignored: the low carbon footprint of PET containers.
The publication of greenhouse gas emissions inventories by fast-moving consumer goods producers often reveal that a significant proportion of Scope 3 emissions originate in the production and use of packaging. As a result, brand owners and fillers are working closely with packaging converters to reduce the carbon impact of packaging.
The carbon impact of PET aerosols
To assess the potential carbon footprint reduction of PET aerosol containers, the contribution of each elementary phase must be established.
When considering PET containers, several ‘phases’ are considered; the material...