The plastic bag is placed inside an octagonal corrugated box, which allows using 65% less plastic for this type of packaging. And content lasts longer
“As proud partners we have developed smarter and more sustainable packaging solutions over the years. The 5L SPA® Reine Eco Pack, however, is extra special,” says Philip Bautil, Managing Director Benelux at DS Smith.
“DS Smith and Spadel cooperated from early design all the way to our machine factory in Dijon, France, and installed a packing line at the Spadel’s site that uses advanced technology to produce the Eco Packs, and which ultimately helps Spadel deliver their refreshing mineral waters in even more easy to use and easy to recycle ways.”
DS Smith helped Spadel find and tailor its packaging solution using their PackRight approach. This is a collaborative, four-step development process: starting with gaining insights, then moving on to pack development, testing and implementation.
The SPA® Reine Eco Pack is made of brown corrugated cardboard, which is coated with water-based inks.
The octagonal design makes it easy, safe and efficient to stack the 5L Eco Packs up to six levels high without requiring additional pallets within the supply chain.
Both the cardboard, inside plastic bag and tap materials were designed to ensure that people at home can easily separate and recycle them.