A sustainable approach for the future

Greiner Packaging is driving the transition to a circular economy

In 1950, the world was essentially plastic-free. Today, plastic can be found in a majority of the objects we use in our day-to-day lives. There are good reasons for this – plastic is lightweight and unbreakable. And it’s flexible in terms of how it’s shaped.
The drawback is that many products made of plastic are only used once. After that, they end up in the garbage or even in nature. This has a negative impact on the environment, and the economy loses a valuable resource. Through a variety of measures.

Sustainability and plastics aren’t incompatible

Packaging makes up around two thirds of all plastic refuse. Unfortunately, garbage isn’t sorted in many regions around the world. In some cases, it isn’t even disposed of in garbage cans. Estimates indicate that 3 billion people don’t have access to controlled waste disposal systems. This must be changed as a matter of urgency. We believe plastic is a valuable resource that has to become part of a circular economy
Greiner recognized this long ago, and the company has been working on methods for recycling polymers since the 1980s. The global debate surrounding plastics has now given our efforts a further boost: We want a circular economy for plastics, and we want it as soon as possible. We’re committed to achieving this!


The cooperation with Plastic Bank® in Manila, Philippines, also recently became part of Greiner Packaging’s environmental endeavors. Especially in Asia, the littering of the seas with plastics constitutes a monumental ecological problem and this teamwork has the objective of returning this waste to a sustainable circulatory system. The collection of so-called “Social Plastic®” helps to fight poverty, cleans the environment and represents a significant contribution to a circular economy.    

Here you can find a video about our involvement in Manila.

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