Wednesday, November 15
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Reducing the Packaging Waste from Personal Hygiene Products
The personal hygiene industry in its current state is heavily dependent on plastics for packaging. We have diapers grouped and packaged in plastic, feminine hygiene products individually wrapped in plastic, and pallets of boxed products further wrapped in shrink wrap for transportation. The plastic used to package and shrink wrap are not recyclable and end up in incinerators or in landfills and in our oceans.
We will discuss ways to replace the plastic in personal hygiene packaging with sustainable solutions like paper packaging, palletizing using hot melt adhesives rather than shrink wrap, and tape replacement with adhesives. This discussion will also outline how the use of these alternatives reduce the carbon footprint of manufacturers and the plastic pollution of land and water.
» Gowri Narsimhamurthy
Applications Engineering - NAMX, Henkel Corporation