Fillers Fact Sheet

The public pressure to reduce plastic content in packaging is being felt by brands and manufacturers.  This has led to an increase in enquiries by RECOUP members into the use of fillers such as calcium carbonate in rigid packaging such as polypropylene pots.

In response to this RECOUP has published a fact sheet to help our members to better understand the benefits and drawbacks to using calcium carbonate fillers in packaging, and how this influences the recycling process.