The rlc | packaging group has developed a new calculator to enable its customers to measure CO2 gas emissions resulting from the production of their packaging projects.

Developed in collaboration with ClimatePartner based on a dynamic analysis model, the CO2 calculator computes greenhouse gas emissions for specific orders, taking into account all factors related to the carbon footprint of packaging.

The emissions can be offset with emission certificates from internationally recognised climate protection projects.

rlc | packaging group CEO Hans-Christian Bestehorn said: "By supporting international climate protection projects, our customers sustainably offset unavoidable carbon emissions from the overall product.

"We are currently looking for other potential options to further reduce CO2 emissions.

"This reflects our ongoing commitment to eco-sustainability."

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Customers can choose from a range of projects, including ecological reforestation in northern Costa Rica, biomass plants in Brazil and the use of hydropower in Indonesia.

"We are currently looking for other potential options to further reduce CO2 emissions."

Using the results from the CO2 calculator, the company plans to offer customers even more targeted advice on sustainable packaging design and production, leading to fully climate neutral packaging.

Apart from calculator development, rlc | packaging group has also integrated a continuous improvement process aimed at minimising waste across all manufacturing operations, which involves the efficient use of valuable resources in packaging development, production and supply chain management.

Bestehorn added: "We continuously invest in the safety and security of our employees and implement our lean production concept to achieve both economic and ecological objectives."

Image: A variety of holographic effects are achieved by rlc | packaging group with laser gloss inline finishing technology. Photo: courtesy of rlc | packaging group.