Ecolean packages recognised for their recyclability in South Korea

Recycling updates - Wednesday, October 14, 2020

In 2020, Ecolean packages for ambient distribution were recognised by the Ministry of Environment in South Korea, for their recyclability. In the new recyclability grading system, Ecolean was ranked higher than most other food and drink packaging solutions - a recognition still promoted to beverage and liquid food manufacturers in the country.

The South Korean Ministry of Environment introduced the Act on the Promotion of Saving and Recycling of Resources, requiring food and beverage packaging to contain labels that show a material’s recyclability grade, thereby encouraging resource efficiency and the use of easy-to-recycle packages. The absence of aluminium, which is often used for aseptic cartons and other liquid food packaging, means Ecolean’s portfolio ranked ‘good’ in a four-grade scale to determine how easily packages can be recycled.

Picture: Yakult South Korea

Read more in the press release from 2020

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