43% less environmental impact than a traditional PP packaging.
To manufacture a new packaging in a transparent PP, you need to add 70-100% new material, which means fossil fuels. But in the SCANFILL material, only 35% new material (fossil fuels) have to be added to create a new packaging, which means less environmental impact.
Energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions
SCANFILL, which consists of 50% material and only half of polymer, is a unique example of a more environmentally friendly packaging material. 50% of the material consists of natural minerals from non-oil-based raw materials, resulting in minimal emissions of greenhouse gases, considerable energy savings and significantly lower consumption of freshwater. SCANFILL is also fully recyclable. The polymer that binds the mineral together and creates a strong and unique material is polypropylene and/or polyethylene, which are the traditional packaging polymers with the lowest environmental impact.
A valuable environmental effort when we see oil supplies dwindling around the world.
If 1000 tonnes of polystyrene packaging is replaced by SCANFILL, greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 2400 tonnes of CO2 are saved. This can be translated into what a new car on average emits during 18 million km of driving, or 450 times around the earth. At the same time, less energy is consumed, equivalent to 12.5 million kWh, which can be translated into what 2500 medium-sized families use in household electricity in one year. Around 185 000 tonnes of plastic materials are used for packaging in Sweden every year.