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The LAPP F&B revolution’s sustainable solutions

Addressing the plastic problem is not something new. Organisations, corporations, activists, environmentalists, governments and individuals have spoken out on the harmful effects of plastics for years. Because plastic is an affordable material with an extensively wide range of uses, it isn’t likely that plastic waste will become a thing of the past anytime soon. However, change needs to happen in the way consumers use plastics and the need to make single-use plastics a thing of the past. We need to start evolving with the times.

Coca-Cola alone is responsible for more than 20% of total plastic bottles sold worldwide.1 Their global commitment is to progressively recycle about 75 percent of its bottles in developed countries by 2020, and recycling the equivalent of every can or bottle they sell globally by 2030. This is Coca-Cola’s ‘World Without Waste’ vision.

Similarly, PepsiCo has set a target of using only recyclable, compostable or biodegradable packaging by 2025.2 Part of their sustainability objective is to use 25% recycled content in all their plastic packaging. They are working with suppliers and partners to educate consumers and advocate for improved recycling infrastructure and regulatory reform in specific markets.

LAPP is a family owned business and being environmentally responsible is something the family takes very seriously. From their personal point of view, being environmentally responsible and choosing to recycle is imperative and the company continuously strives to achieve that with all their products. At LAPP, we believe that technology and ecology must go hand-in-hand. Our environmental policy includes:

Environmentally-sustainable cable recycling

LAPP ensures the careful handling of all resources. Economical consumption of materials and energy is fundamental towards the longevity of our products and the ability to recycle them at the end of their product life.

We offer a cable recycling service where our partner companies collect your old cables and dispose of them in an environmentally-safe way. The cables are mechanically shredded at ISO 9001 certified centres with some materials being re-used and the remaining unusable waste, properly disposed of.

Environmentally-sustainable cable recycling

Our production operations largely use recycled cables that have been previously deemed as waste, test or rejected products. All synthetic waste is recycled and repurposed for new products.

LAPP is committed to making environmental responsibility part of our everyday process and we can help you do the same. If you are a manufacturer of plastic products considering a move towards bio-plastics or other bio-degradable options, LAPP can help you build a customised manufacturing process that is environmentally sustainable.

We offer a complete portfolio specifically designed for the F&B industry, including highly resistant cables, connectors and marking accessories. We maintain strong relationships with machine builders and system integrators, positioning ourselves at the forefront of cabling innovations.

Every situation or scenario is different and LAPP understands that specific problems require customised solutions. Whether these changes you require come in the form of materials or designs, LAPP can build you specific solutions.

Get in touch and share your challenges with us. We are eager to hear from you and we look forward to working with you. Begin your sustainable future transformation with LAPP.

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  1. The Coca-Cola Company Announces New Global Vision to Help Create a World Without Waste, The Coca-Cola Company, Press Center, 19 Jan 2019. Link: https://www.coca-colacompany.com/press-center/press-releases/the-coca-cola-company-announces-new-global-vision-to-help-create
  2. PepsiCo Announces New Packaging Goal for 25% Recycled Plastic Content by 2025, Purchase, N,Y., 26 Oct 2018. Link: https://www.pepsico.com/news/press-release/pepsico-announces-new-packaging-goal-for-25-recycled-plastic-content-by-202510262018

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