CEPOVETT Group brands are making single-use plastic packaging their target-to-tackle for the coming years by ending the use of conventional polybags that the textile industry consumes massively. This plastic protection that individually covers each textile unit manufactured is culturally ingrained in professionals' habits, for hygiene and protection reasons. 180 billion plastic units are, as such, produced every year to store, ship and protect clothing. The sector's challenge is to move to using recycled polybags.
Several alternative solutions exist, such as polybags that include recycled materials or bioplastics known as PLA, made from bio-sourced materials such as cornstarch. Several technical options are currently being tested and aim to improve the recycling of these plastics. The move from conventional packaging to a zero-plastic approach is underway with, amongst other things, bulk packaging, item grouping and fabric ties, to meet the French AGEC (anti-waste and circular economy) Act's new requirements.
Raw Materials Purchasing Director CEPOVETT