GDR 4: Reduce Plastic Overwraps

  • Reduce plastic overwraps by only using them when “necessary” (as defined by the developed guideline)

This Golden Design Rule applies to the following categories:

  • Food: confectionary, crisps and snacks, canned and tinned food, beverages
  • Non-food: home care, personal care, baby care


By removing unnecessary overwraps, companies reduce the demand for virgin plastic and reduce the absolute amount of plastic being placed on to the market.

Read more detail in the Resources section of this website.