Sustainability

Our Commitment to Sustainable Food Packaging

RAP is a market leader in the design and production of sustainable food packaging, and we focus on improving environmental responsibility throughout the supply chain.

We offer unrivalled expertise in helping customers reduce waste and increase recyclability by moving to inspiring, separable paper, carton-board and film laminate packaging.

The basis of our approach to Sustainable Packaging

Throughout the design and creation of our ranges we strive to use circular design principles by

Removing unnecessary plastic and using the minimum of packaging materials to achieve maximum product protection whilst ensuring that the materials we are using can be recovered and recycled into next generation materials.

We will continue to seek the most efficient and energy efficient ways of doing this.

We believe it is important to operate and achieve good environmental practices and are committed to protecting the environment through the use of sustainable managed resources.

Do you have Courtauld Commitment 3 targets? Read our white paper for advice on how to meet them.

Environmentally Friendly Materials

By weight the largest components of our packaging are carton-board and paper. The fibre used in paperboard is a certified, renewable resource, from well-managed forests.

All the mills and suppliers we use are chain-of-custody certified to Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) or Programme for the Endorsement for Forest Certification (PEFC) standards. By evaluation of these suppliers we have been able to establish that our raw materials come exclusively from well-managed forests.

Our use of film laminates allows our customers to reduce the amount of petroleum-based plastics in their supply chains, while giving the preservative properties that the public expects in modern food packaging and we are moving to a design principle where all films are easily peeled from the carrier board to be disposed of separately.

All our inks and adhesives are certified low migration food grade and do not interact or detract from the environmental properties of our products.

Recyclable and Compostable

The majority of our packaging can be labelled “widely recyclable” or “suitable for industrial composting”

Our manufacturing facility in Ireland holds the following certifications:

 

White Paper

Are you one of the many food retailers and manufacturers with Courtauld Commitment 3 targets?

These latest environmental obligations have put the sector under increasing pressure to reduce food waste and use sustainable food packaging.

For advice on CC3 download our free white paper, written to help the grocery supply chain meet the challenge posed by the targets.