Having a high environmental awareness, Bak Ambalaj works for a sustainable and green future. As the first Turkish member of the European-based international consortium CEFLEX, Bak Ambalaj closely follows and directs the circular economy studies with BAK AGM.
The studies on the demands and developments in the circular economy have resulted in different products and solutions that contribute to sustainability in various ways. These solutions can be classified as flexible packaging recycling at various barrier levels, use of recycled materials, biomaterials and compostability.
BAK AGM closely follows the relevant developments and continues to work on research and development studies to offer new solutions based on needs and demands.
Bak AGM provides its customers with different versions of the Reborn Line, used for the production of sustainable packages, maintaining its product development activities at full speed. You can find here the sustainable product options in the Reborn Line.
Plastic materials can be recycled after being used in many different areas in our daily life. Packaging structures are composite materials for various purposes. Composites consist of plastics with distinct properties. Most composites cannot be recycled but are incinerated or buried for destruction, instead. This results in the risk of exposure to toxins, wastes with economic damage, and microplastic formation. In order for structures to be recyclable, they must be redesigned at the material stage. Particular care must be taken in redesigning, taking into account the end product characteristics and the limitations of the recycling process.
PE and PP materials in the polyolefin group are considered amenable to recycling because they have lower melting points.
- m-PE ya da m-PP
Some companies, countries or regions may prefer mono-material consisting of a single polymer type (Mono-PE and Mono-PP)
For products with high sensitivity to oxygen and moisture, these packaging structures provide a high level of protection and are amenable to recycling, contrary to the packaging structure consisting of traditional aluminum and metalized polyester layers.
Waste material, scrap film, edge wastes or products of unapproved quality are converted into granules again. The materials to be recycled into the film are fed with granules at particular rates. They are suitable for use in food packaging since no external source is used.
These are the post-consumer granules that are collected and chemically recycled. They are added at a particular percentage, and it is suitable for use in food packaging as the polymer is regenerated and converted by depolymerization and repolymerization.
These are the post-consumer granules that are collected and mechanically recycled. They have no food contact approval due to risks such as contamination from external sources. Therefore, they are used for non-food applications.
They are products made from biological sources such as sugar cane, wood, and organic waste. Plastics made from biological sources show similar performance to conventional plastics and are preferred because of renewable resources. They cannot be composted but can be recycled with the right material design.
These are the class of biopolymers obtained from biological sources such as corn starch and cellulose. These products are derived from renewable resources and can be composted.
They help to convert waste plastics into useful biogas and energy source by accelerating microbial activity in waste areas thanks to organic additives. Waste plants across the country collect biogas and turn it into clean energy, powering homes, schools and businesses.