April 2021 – ECOBOX LORCA S.L. achieves the ECOSENSE certification for its facilities in Lorca (Spain), on implementing its strategy alignment with packaging sustainability
ECOBOX, dedicated to the manufacture of thermoformed packaging, bases its philosophy on innovation and the development of plastic containers that provide the best preservation conditions for food. With more than 45 years of experience, in 2020 the company becomes ECOBOX, with the clear desire to continue being pioneers in circular economy projects and with an active agenda aimed at providing recyclable packaging that incorporates recycled material to meet the demand of their clients.
To obtain the ECOSENSE certificate, the ECOBOX’s facilities in Lorca (Spain) have undergone an inspection process by an entity accredited by ENAC under the ISO/EC 17020 standard to verify compliance with the requirements of the ECOSENSE procedure for thermoformers established by the PLASTIC SENSE Foundation.
With the ECOSENSE certification, ECOBOX contributes to consolidate a circular economy model in the sector of thermoformed PET containers. In this way, it ensures traceability and transparency in the reincorporation of recycled material in the manufacture of new PET containers from its monolayer and multilayer PET packaging production waste. Thanks to the tray-to-tray ECOSENSE model, not only does it is prevented that the final destination of this type of waste was landfilling, but it is also reduced greenhouse gas emissions by using less energy and resources than if virgin plastic was used in the manufacture of the thermoformed PET containers.
The final purpose of ECOSENSE is to increase the transformed volume of PET packaging waste that is subsequently incorporated into new trays, that is, in food applications with the same value as the original ones. Thus, it contributes to ensuring that 10 million tonnes of recycled plastics find their way into new products by 2025, according to the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy.