Bormioli Pharma has developed a new rPET bottle, made of food-grade 100% recycled Polyethylene terephthalate, featuring exactly the same performances of its virgin counterpart (PET): the high quality of Bormioli Pharma’s post-consumer recycled PET makes it transformable exactly like the virgin PET, allowing the creation of a highly-customized solution according to customer needs.
Moreover, the company has manufactured several sustainable plastic packaging solutions, such as Green PE bottles – made with 100% bio-based plastic – BioPET containers, with 30% of material coming from renewable sources, and PLA dosing accessories, fully degradable within only 60 days on industrial compost facilities. These sustainable solutions side the production of glass bottles, endlessly 100% recyclable.
Alongside with this new range of products, Vitafoods represents the stage from which Bormioli Pharma plans to launch its 5-year environmental and sustainability corporate targets, such as:
Increasing the use of recycled materials, from 2% to 30%.
Replacing single-use packaging with fully biodegradable solutions.
Enhancing energy saving in new plastic injection machines (-50%), plant lighting (-30%), and new glass furnaces (-20%).
Leading the change in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries, obtaining pharma-grade certification for all the green plastic materials developed by the company.
The company has approached sustainability as a key topic in its corporate innovation program – Bormioli Pharma Invents - which, starting from a patient-centered proposition, develops innovative solutions through an open, distributed approach connecting internal R&D functions with start-ups, research centres and universities. The program aims at creating a porous environment able to generate new value, optimizing everybody’s potential and establishing a positive and productive dialogue among all the involved parties.
To better foster this focus on innovation and sustainability, Bormioli Pharma has recently unveiled a new brand identity, which gives life to the very concept animating the firm’s daily behavior: Small part, Big impact. This means striving for perfection and continuing to pursue innovation, aware that the difference between a great success and a failure lies in the detail, with the goal of putting health in the hands of patients.