As a packaging manufacturer, Rivièra recognizes that it has a responsibility for the environment. We closely follow developments in sustainable, bio-based and biodegradable materials and will, whenever possible, use these materials and discuss the various options with our clients.
An example of a development in the world of sleeving is that sleeves are thinner, and that therefore less plastic is used. The average thickness of the sleeves we are using has dropped from 60 micron to 40 micron over the last years, a reduction of more than 30% and we expect the sleeves to become thinner and thinner!
In order to support sustainability targets Rivièra is offering following sleeves:
Rivièra is offering sleeves made out of R-PET material. We have successfully introduced sleeves containing 30% recycled materials and are developing sleeves with an even higher percentage of recycled materials.
Furthermore we are succesfully supplying floatable sleeves which are developed to improve the sink / float seperation process related tot he recycling of (PET) bottles.
The newest development is CPET sleeves + washable inks. This material is not yet commercially available however Riviera is involved in the development process.