February 26, 2024

Packaging production 2023: Conserve resources wherever possible

Raw materials are at the beginning of production, so their availability is of immense importance for the packaging industry. But in 2023 the global economy was also marked by delivery bottlenecks and material shortages. The efficient use of raw materials and the sustainable use of available resources were therefore more important than ever. This was also evident at interpack: many exhibitors, whether mechanical engineers or packaging manufacturers, had corresponding solutions with them, including more efficient machines and processes, new materials or optimized packaging.

The sustainable use of available resources is becoming increasingly important. Picture: Markus Spiske/unsplash

We use too many natural resources. “Earth Overshoot Day” is an impressive reminder of this every year. The symbolic day is calculated annually by the international think tank Global Footprint Network. As of that day, all of the world’s natural resources that the earth can regenerate in a year have been exhausted. In 2023, Global Earth Overload Day fell on August 2nd. 25 years ago the global deadline was in October. The industrialized countries live particularly lavishly. Germany had already exhausted its resources by May 4th. For its calculations, the Global Footprint Network organization uses a wide range of scientific and economic data and figures from, for example, the United Nations and universities. In Germany, environmentalists are now calling on the federal government to pass a resource protection law with binding protection goals by 2026.

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