Eco-Rivest paint packaging

Poli-Box Italiana S.r.l.  / Eco-Rivest paint packaging / 2013
Eco-Rivest
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The Poly-Box company has reinvented its packaging for paints, initially composed of a polypropylene container and cover in HDPE. The new packaging, in addition to the container and cover, also includes an inner covering in coupled HDPE-aluminium called Eco-Rivest, which functions as a protective barrier and separates the paint from the container. The covering can be removed manually for subsequent reuse (estimated 5 uses) and recycling of the the other components, which previously required handling as special waste.

Prevention cornerstones

Reuse
Facilitation of recycling activities

Results

Tests have shown that the environment benefit is directly proportional to the number of reuses. The following diagram illustrates the results of five reuses.
 
        CO2
AFTER
BEFORE
   
  Energy
AFTER
BEFORE
   
        H2O
AFTER
BEFORE
0% |
25% | 50% | 75% | 100% |

Source: Conai Eco Tool