GDR 3: Eliminate Excess Headspace

  • Eliminate excess headspace for all flexible pack types, such that the maximum headspace is 30% or less across the product categories outlined in the rule.

This Golden Design Rule applies to the following categories: cleaning products, confectionary, dry groceries, frozen foods & ice-cream, health & wellness, personal & baby care, pet food, produce & fresh food, shelf stable foods, water & beverages. By eliminating excess headspace in flexible packaging, companies reduce the demand for virgin plastic and reduce the absolute amount of plastic being placed on to the market.

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