Constantia Flexibles pioneers in India in sustainable packaging production

Constantia Ecoflex Ahmedabad inauguration on 20 November

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Constantia Flexibles, the world’s third-largest producer of flexible packaging headquartered in Vienna, Austria, will open the world’s first plant designed to produce more sustainable and recyclable flexible packaging only in India. Production focus at the plant lies at the more environmentally friendly packaging family, EcoLam. The official opening of the site will take place on 20 November 2019, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The reduction of waste in general and plastic waste, in particular, is an important issue for the food processing and home and personal care industry in India. The Indian government is responding to the problem and thus adopted ‘Plastic Waste Management Rules’ as early as in 2016. Among other things, the rules prescribe to scrap single-use plastics for flexible packaging such as pouches, by the year 2022. Another part of the new regulations is the phasing out of multi-layered plastic, which is non-recyclable. Alexander Baumgartner, chief executive officer of Constantia Flexibles, said, “We know about our responsibilities towards the industry, the end consumers and – first and foremost – towards the environment. Thus, we…

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