The new Click-to-Lock Pods Box, a 100% paper-based solution, serves as a sustainable and safe alternative to the traditional plastic box for laundry pods
Paper-based packaging company Smurfit Kappa has worked with McBride to develop a paper-based child-lock box for laundry pods.
McBride is a European manufacturer of private label products for the cleaning and hygiene market.
The new Click-to-Lock Pods Box, a 100% paper-based solution, serves as a sustainable and safe alternative to the traditional plastic box for laundry pods.
McBride CEO Chris Smith said: “This project is an excellent example of the success that comes from pooling expertise between suppliers and customers to deliver the innovation to support the essential move to more environmentally friendly products.”
The new 100% recyclable and biodegradable detergent packaging solution is said to minimise CO2 emissions by 32% during production.
Available with a tamper-proof feature, the Click-to-Lock Pods Box’s child-lock system is in line with the International Association of Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products following successful protocol testing, said the packaging company.
With 25% more capacity than the earlier plastic version, the new pack adds efficiencies to the supply chain by enabling an increased pallet load.
Smurfit Kappa Europe CEO Saverio Mayer said: “We are delighted to partner with such a prestigious company as McBride for this project.
“By combining our collective expertise, we have created this first-to-market innovative packaging solution that provides our customers with a child-safe, cost-effective and sustainable packaging option for laundry pods.”
Earlier this month, the company has launched a new sustainable bag, Vitop Renew, produced using 53% recycled and renewable content.