Lasenor Extends Packaging Life and Reduces Waste through Circular Economy Practices
Lasenor is a forward-thinking company committed to sustainability that recognizes the importance of promoting the circular economy to create added value and reduce waste.
With a focus on extending the useful life of packaging materials, Lasenor has implemented an innovative approach to minimize environmental impact. Through a partnership with Mauser Iberia Reconditioning, we ensure the reuse of Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) while maintaining their food-grade status. This collaboration significantly reduces the carbon footprint associated with packaging, contributing to a more sustainable future.
Embracing Circular Economy Principles for Packaging Management
In line with its commitment to sustainable practices, Lasenor acknowledges that sharing, reusing, repairing, and recycling materials and products are crucial steps in promoting a circular economy. By adopting these principles, the company aims to create added value while minimizing waste generation.
In pursuit of this goal, Lasenor has focused on optimizing the lifespan of the IBC packaging received, establishing a direct partnership with Mauser Iberia Reconditioning. Through this collaboration, Lasenor sends used IBCs to Mauser Iberia’s facilities, located within 100 km of Lasenor’s operations in the Tarragona area. At Mauser’s facilities, the quality of the IBC cages is closely monitored. If the quality meets the required standards, the bodies of the IBCs are replaced with new ones. It is important to note that the body of the IBC, which comes into contact with the product, is not reused, ensuring the highest quality standards for both companies involved.
Replacing the original body with a new one ensures the utmost safety when reusing the IBC cage.
The Result: IBCs with Reused Cages and Reduced Carbon Footprint
As a result of this collaboration, Lasenor, and Mauser Iberia produce IBCs with a new body and a cage+pallet that has been reused for a second life. This innovative approach not only extends the lifespan of packaging materials but also significantly reduces the carbon footprint associated with the IBCs.
In fact, the use of IBCs with reused cages represents an impressive 66% reduction in the carbon footprint. This reduction is equivalent to saving 95 kg of CO2 emissions for each unit of reused IBC. By implementing this sustainable packaging management strategy, Lasenor demonstrates its commitment to environmental responsibility and actively contributes to a more sustainable future.