As much as needed, as little as possible – you’ll never find any deceptive packaging at Dr. Karg’s! We strive to use as little packaging as possible and to only choose packaging that can be recycled.
For packaging our wholegrain crispbread, wholegrain snacks and HÜTTS wholegrain delights, we use so-called mono film made from polypropylene (PP), i. e. only one kind of plastic. We do without any composite material or mixed plastic (= several thin layers of film glued together), which makes our packaging easy to recycle. This way, after reprocessing, the material can be used as recycled material and become part of new PP-based packaging. With correct disposal, our packaging material becomes reusable again.
By optimising the packaging of our wholegrain crispbread (eliminating the yellow fastening clips, less plastic film due to a shorter bag) and using thin PP film from mono-composite material, we achieve an in increase in recyclability to a total of 88%, as was confirmed by the independent cyclos-HTP institute. In general, this is a great value for food packaging made of plastic. 100% of the unprinted portion is recyclable and can be reused without any compromise as regards quality. Even the printed label can be recycled and used for other applications, but there is some slight loss of quality due to so-called “impurities” (such as printing ink). 100% recyclability of the complete packaging would only be possible if we used transparent packaging from mono-material without print.
The fact that our packaging film weighs so little also helps us to use less packaging and therefore produce less waste.
Where we currently use paper inserts, such as for our Protein thins and our Delicate Crunch crispbreads, we opted for FSC® certified material only. The FSC® seal (Forest Stewardship Council) stands for sustainable forestry. By using FSC® certified material, we can guarantee that only the quantity of wood that will grow back is taken for producing our inserts.
We are constantly reducing our impact on the environment in order to take care of the future today. This is only possible as a joint effort – please help and make sure you dispose of our packaging correctly.