Fluid-Bag and the Environment
Fluid-Bag is ISO 14001 certified. Our environmental policy covers all operations of the company, i.e. development, manufacturing and sales of flexible liquid handling systems and services.
Fluid-Bag strives to offer its customers the most environmentally friendly IBC-system for liquid products
As a step in this direction Fluid-Bag has studied the impact of the company’s production and other activities on the environment but also the impact of the use of the company’s container system. Based on a life-cycle inventory the relevant and most important environmental aspects of the impact of the products on environment are evaluated:
- container material
- environmental impact of freights
- disposal of containers and recycling of components
- plastic waste from the own production process
- energy consumption
For these areas, Fluid-Bag has set environmental targets and improvement programs, through which the company continuously shall reduce the impact on the environment.
The objectives and results are systematically documented and reported to company management, personnel, suppliers and, when necessary, available to the public.
Fluid-Bag commits to following applicable legislation and regulations regarding environmental matters as well as the Responsible Care Program.
How do Fluid-Bag containers contribute to
… greener transport?
Since Fluid-Bags are made from soft plastic and can be folded up when they are empty, they can be packaged so efficiently that we are able to deliver 20,000 litres of packaging material on just two pallets. Steel barrels and other rigid containers occupy up to 10 times more space. Another benefit associated with our Fluid-Bags is that no return transportation of empty containers is required. Plastic is also much lighter than materials such as glass and metal, which means that you save fuel when transporting products packaged in plastic.
...reduced amounts of packaging plastic?
A 1,000 litre Fluid-Bag only contains 5-6 kg of plastic, whereas a typical rigid 1,000 litre IBC consists of about 30 kg of plastic. The difference is even greater if we compare the same Fluid-Bag with 200 litre plastic barrels, for which as much as 50 kg of plastic is required per 1,000 litres.
... less waste product?
Since Fluid-Bag is flexible, it is possible to squeeze out more or less the entire contents. Fluid-Bag is an unbeatable solution for viscous products, with as little as 0.5% of residue remaining after discharge. Other packaging systems will typically leave behind 3–4% of residue. Fluid-Bag enables the customer to use the packaged food, glue, grease or ointment down to the very last drop, with no need to waste any perfectly good product.
Plastic is hygienic, and good packaging solutions in plastic provide effective protection for water and food. Fluid-Bag is a member of FAO's ”Save Food Initiative”, which strives to reduce food waste in the world through various measures, including the use of smart packaging solutions.