EcoDesign - Gerresheimer

Sustainable packaging product solutions

The volume of global packaging is steadily increasing and with it the negative impact on the environment. The transition to a circular economy is of essential importance to us. We want to improve the environmental impact of our product throughout their whole life cycle - including production, transport, use and disposal.

Our products play a crucial role for the safe transport as well as storage and medication of our customers' products. In many cases, our packaging solution is an integral part of the system, without some medicines would not be as user-friendly and safe. We lay the foundations for a user-friendly, safe and high-quality product early in development processand want to ensure that its environmental impact are considered from the beginning.

Our target

By 2023, we will develop Gerresheimer EcoDesign principles and apply them to 100% of our new product developments.

Our approach

Our packaging solutions are brought to market and disposed of in conjunction with our customers' products. Therefore, close cooperation with our customers is key when adressing  material efficiency, energy efficiency, waste avoidance, recyclability and disposability, and logistics-friendliness of our products.

In close cooperation with our customers, we aim not only to comply with legal requirements when designing our products and the corresponding production processes, but also to integrate eco-design principles proactively and systematically.

In 2021, we have established the Gerresheimer EcoDesign Principles - Rethink, Reduce, Replace, Reuse & Recycle - which summarize our strategies to systematically develop more sustainable and recyclable product packaging systems.

The Gerresheimer EcoDesign Principles

Rethink summarizes strategies that focus on the fundamental rethinking of the existing product packaging system as such.

Reduce – do better with less
Reduce summarizes strategies that focus on resource efficiency by reducing volume, wall thickness, and additional non-essential components and materials to maintain functionality.

Replace – use more sustainable materials
Replace summarizes strategies that focus on the substitution of non-renewable primary raw materials with renewable or secondary raw materials and the avoidance of environmentally harmful input materials.

Reuse – use multiple times
Reuse summarizes strategies aimed at the reuse of (partial) components, including primary to tertiary packaging materials.

Recycle – enable a closed loop
Recycle summarizes strategies aimed at enabling recycled material streams through improved recyclability.

EcoDesign - Gerresheimer AG
Innovative bio-based closures to fit glass packaging solutions for cosmetics, food and beverages, and pharmaceuticals  Düsseldorf/Filderstadt,…
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EcoDesign - Gerresheimer AG
Lyon/Düsseldorf/Momignies, 07 February 2023: Gerresheimer and Medicos have joined forces to develop a new clickable refill jar system. It consists of…
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Gerresheimer offers its customers rPET made from recycled, ocean-bound plastic
Duesseldorf/Vaerlose, November 02, 2021. Every year, around eight million tons of plastic waste are dumped in our oceans. That is why Gerresheimer is…
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EcoLine ensures the most sustainable packaging solution
With EcoLine, Gerresheimer demonstrates criteria in the development and production of its well-known plastic container series for solid and liquid…
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Stress analysis through FEA strength calculations
Gerresheimer has set itself the goal of applying sustainability criteria to 100 percent of new product developments by 2023.
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EcoDesign - Gerresheimer AG
With our high-quality glass and plastic product spectrum we serve the international cosmetic and personal care industry in all market segments.
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High-volume line for the assembly of the Respimat® reuseable inhaler housing module in a clean-room ISO class 8 in Pfreimd, Germany
Wackersdorf, September 24, 2020: Gerresheimer has been commissioned by Boehringer Ingelheim with the development and large series production of the…
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Gerresheimer has been successfully producing glass with a high proportion of post-consumer recycled (PCR) material for over 10 years in Momignies,…
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Gerresheimer manufactures sustainable primary plastic packaging
Düsseldorf, January 14, 2020. Consumers are placing great importance on eco-friendly plastic packaging products, specifically – and increasingly – on…
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Lara Kasnitz
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