New packaging strategy
Scandi Standard is affected by new legislation and clear trends in packaging. For example, the EU states that all plastic packaging must be able to be reused or recycled by 2030.
A new packaging strategy was adopted by the Group during 2018. The focus is on prioritising clean, non-composite materials, and to choose recycled and thinner materials where possible.
We have set a goal for all of our plastic packages to be made from renewable or recycled materials by 2023 at the latest, and to reduce the use of plastic in our own production by 30 percent by 2025.
A new technology was tested during the year in Denmark for wrapping pallets, which reduces the amount of plastic film by 30 percent. This technology will be implemented at all plants in 2019.
In Sweden, instead of wooden pallets and single-use plastic packaging, Kronfågel use re-usable pallets and crates through Svenska Retursystem, a Swedish logistics and distribution company.
For every crate, we save 219 grams CO2, and for every pallet it’s 74 grams CO2. This way, we managed to lower our CO2 emissions with 1 206 tons during 2019. To put that into perspective, it’s the equivalent of the emissions from 1.510.000 kilometers’ transportation with a heavily loaded truck!
A great example of the Scandi Way and how we work every day to make a difference and contribute to the health and well-being of people, chickens and our planet.