In this year’s Eco Best Award, global packaging supplier Ecolean won the category of Best Sustainability Company. Ecolean's sustainability achievements in Russia were assessed by an expert council of the award, which is being held for the fifth year in a row.
The award ceremony took place on September 8th, 2021 in Moscow. Russia. The jury consisted of representatives of government authorities, experts in the field of ecology and sustainable development, heads of public and professional associations.
As a global packaging supplier of lightweight packaging solutions, Ecolean goes to great lengths in reducing their environmental impact at all stages of the packages’ life-cycle - from production to disposal or recycling, with a strong focus on sustainable development. Earlier this year, Ecolean was ranked in the top 1 percent of 75,000 assessed companies in 200 industries and 160 countries by sustainability ratings provider EcoVadis.
Ecolean supports a circular economy
Circular practices are a must when it comes to the sustainable use of packaging and to recycle post-consumer packages, and enable new products to be produced at the end of their life-cycles, is a priority to Ecolean. In this regard, Ecolean is implementing a large-scale project to organise collection and processing of packages in various countries around the world, Russia being one of them. The project for collection and recycling of Ecolean packaging in Russia was studied in detail and evaluated by the expert council of the Eco Best Award.
The collection of Ecolean packaging has been conducted since 2019 in the Voronezh region and adjacent regions by the regional operator for the management of municipal solid waste, JSC Ecotechnology. The Voronezh region was not chosen by chance, because the partner of Ecolean - GK Molvest - is the largest dairy producer in the Central Federal District. Ecolean packaging is recycled mechanically into agglomerate or granules, which are used as recyclable materials for the manufacture of new products: paving slabs, street benches, stationery, etc. Ecolean's recycling partner in the Central Federal District is the Tver Recycled Polymer Plant, which is part of the Ecotechnology Group.
“In the future, Ecolean intends to expand the geography of collection and processing of our packaging. Already today, the collection of sorted waste from consumers is carried out through the collection point of a large operator for the management of MSW EcoLine, Moscow, the territory of the Flacon plant; VtorPlus, an online platform for receiving recyclable materials, as well as Ecodvor," shared Tatiana Lund, Marketing and Sales Manager, Ecolean Russia and CIS.
“Molvest Group, as a socially responsible company, is based on the principles of sustainable development. We take a responsible approach to our products and believe that modern packaging should have a minimal impact on nature, especially since technologies today allow us to recycle up to 60 percent of waste. Receiving an award for our packaging together with Ecolean shows that we are moving in the right direction. Taking care of the environment is a very important topic for the company and we plan to pay more and more attention to it in the future,” said Anatoly Losev, General Director of Molvest Group, in an interview with Milknews.
Tatiana Lund, Marketing and Sales Manager, Ecolean Russia and CIS
Eco Best Award for Environment, Energy and Resource Saving
About Eco Best Award
The Eco Best Award is an independent public award awarded for the best products and practices by Russian and international companies in the field of ecology, energy and resource conservation. The award is held with the expert support of the All-Russian Society for the Conservation of Nature, FSC Russia, the Moscow Department of Health, the Moscow Power Engineering Institute and the Russian Green Cross. The organizer of the award is the Social Projects and Programs Foundation. Learn more: http://ecobest.pro/
Ecolean develops and manufactures innovative packaging systems for the beverage, dairy and liquid food industry. Ecolean’s modern lightweight packaging solutions and resource-efficient filling lines offer both customer and consumer convenience and environmental responsibility. Ecolean is a global company with its headquarters in Sweden. Established in 1996, the company has commercial activities in over 30 countries, with China, Pakistan, Russia and Europe being its largest markets. Ecolean has 500 employees. Read more: ecolean.com
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