FINLAND, Turku. HKScan will renew its packaging to be even more responsible: all packaging will be recyclable by the end of 2025 at the latest. At the same time, the company will reduce the carbon footprint of packaging by 20% and decrease the amount of packaging plastic by 20% compared to 2019. In total, the use of plastic will be reduced by millions of kilos.
The primary purpose of packaging remains the same - to protect foods. A good package is part of ensuring quality and product safety. Functional packaging also reduces food waste.
With environmentally friendly packaging, the company responds to consumers’ need to make responsible grocery shopping choices. HKScan takes many aspects into account in its packaging development. In addition to the key goals, i.e. recyclability and the reduction of plastic and carbon footprint, choices are influenced by many things, such as the shelf life of food, functioning and attractiveness of packaging, recyclability of material, and packaging and recycling costs.