Nobody is perfect.
But K3® r100 is pretty close.

More than 90% recyclable – our new self-separating packaging innovation.

Doing the work for you: self-separation for outstanding recyclability

K3® r100 is a product innovation that has made the impossible possible: separating cardboard wraps and plastic packaging from one another during the waste disposal process without the need for human intervention. Unlike all previous K3® packaging solutions, an outstanding level of recyclability can be achieved without having to rely on end consumers to separate the items correctly. Instead, the cardboard separates from the plastic completely on its own during the waste disposal process.

Here’s how it works:

1.
Cardboard opens on its own

The cardboard wrap opens up all by itself during the waste disposal process.

2.
Innovative self-separation

The cardboard detaches from the plastic cup without the need for human intervention.

3.
More than 90 percent recyclable

The materials can be disposed of separately and then recycled.

> 90 %

Make sure your packaging meets the highest standards for recyclability

A number of renowned institutions have put the new K3® r100 solution through intense testing to confirm that it provides an excellent level of recyclability.
More than 90% recyclable

Cyclos-HTP has certified that K3® r100 with a standard aluminum foil is more than 90% recyclable in Germany and France. By using a PP seal, the recyclability can even be increased to as much as 98%.

Class A recyclability rating

RecyClass has also awarded Class A status – its best rating for the recyclability of a packaging item – to the plastic part of the K3® r100 packaging. The cardboard’s recyclability varies due to differences in the recycling infrastructure across the EU.

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Sustainable and attractive

In developing K3® r100, Greiner Packaging was able to rely on years of experience in packaging design while breaking new ground in terms of innovation and sustainability. The cardboard wrap, which can be made from recycled material, lends sturdiness to the plastic cup so that it can be produced with particularly thin walls. In addition, the carbon footprint of K3® cups is significantly smaller than that of alternative packaging solutions. The diverse array of design options, the intuitive tear tab, and the printable inside of the cardboard wrap are guaranteed to provide ideal opportunities for communication with end consumers and differentiation at the point of sale.

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All benefits of K3® r100 at a glance

Over 90%  recyclability according to Cyclos-HTP and Class A recyclability rating from RecyClass.
 
The cardboard wrap lends sturdiness to the plastic cup so that it can be produced with particularly thin walls. This allows us to reduce the amount of plastic used to a minimum.
By saving plastic, we have also significantly cut down on CO2 emissions.
The back of the cardboard wrap is ideal for communicating with end consumers. Given that environmentally conscious consumers might still like to separate the materials themselves before disposing of them, the packaging has an intuitive tear tab that can be opened manually to discover additional information on the inside. The new design makes process this even more intuitive and straightforward.
Unique shapes and designs as well as a wide range of finishes mean the product is sure to catch the eye at the point of sale.
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In developing K3® r100, we have made a major breakthrough in sustainability and recyclability.
Jens Krause
Sales Director und K3® Product Category Manager atGreiner Packaging

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