Even if it is mainly about the contents, our packaging has an important task. We at ACO see it as a matter of course to help you recycle our packaging properly and easily. When your ACO product is used up and the packaging is empty, it should not end up in the normal household waste. Instead, it's time for the packaging to make itself useful in the recycling loop and be recovered as energy or new packaging material. Energy that supplies homes with heat or material that becomes new packaging.
Plastic bottles and closures
The material we choose for our packaging depends mainly on the content, how it is made and the packaging design. Most of ACO's bottles and caps are made of the plastic types polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which are also the most common types of plastic for consumer goods. Empty plastic packaging is sorted out as plastic. If metal is present in a plastic package, it is usually only a thin layer at the opening of the tube, a small detail for special dosages. However, this metal represents such a small proportion that the packaging is still sorted as plastic.
Glass is an ideal packaging material because it forms a good barrier and does not absorb odours or substances from the contents. Glass can be recycled as often as desired without the quality suffering. The closures of ACO's glass packaging are made of plastic. The empty packaging can be sorted as glass and the closure as plastic.
Cardboard and leaflets
For the environment, paper and cardboard are of course good alternatives for packaging. The origin of the material is natural and it can be recycled and reused. The structure of the cardboard determines the durability and stability of the packaging. Sensitive packaging can be protected by extra cardboard packaging during transport and can also be stacked more easily and thus transported on pallets. This packaging is sorted as cardboard or paperboard, while package inserts are sorted as paper.