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231 -Krzysztof Krajewski discuss his role in sustainability at RDM Group
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231 -Krzysztof Krajewski discuss his role in sustainability at RDM Group

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Episode 221 was a members only episode of my talk I gave at TLMI in Colorado Springs. I recorded a few of the talks and plan to release those as well to paid members…

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About The Guest(s):

Krzysztof Krajewski, also known as KK, is the Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer at RDM Group in Milan, Italy. With a background in plastics processing and packaging, Krzysztof has over 16 years of experience in the industry. He has worked for major CPG players like Reckitt Benckiser, where he was responsible for packaging teams in the East Asia region. Krzysztof is passionate about sustainability and is focused on finding innovative solutions for the packaging industry.

Summary:

Krzysztof Krajewski, Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer at RDM Group, joins the podcast to discuss the company's focus on producing post-consumer and post-industrial recycled paperboard. He explains how RDM Group is able to provide high-quality, sustainable packaging materials that meet the demands of brands. Krzysztof emphasizes the importance of balancing recycled and virgin fibers in order to maintain the same value proposition in the circular economy. He also highlights the need for better communication and collaboration between the front end and back end of the packaging value chain.

Key Takeaways:

  1. RDM Group produces coated boards made from 95% to 100% recycled fibers, providing high-quality packaging materials.

  2. Balancing recycled and virgin fibers is crucial for maintaining the same value proposition in the circular economy.

  3. Communication and collaboration between the front end and back end of the packaging value chain need improvement.

  4. The use of recycled paperboard can be expanded to various industries, including cosmetics and luxury packaging.

Quotes:

  • "You always need a fresh feeding of Virgin because if you focus only on recycled feedstock, then suddenly you will cease to exist because it needs the Virgin." - Krzysztof Krajewski

  • "In the circular economy, you really need to maintain the same value proposition of your material." - Krzysztof Krajewski

  • "We need to have a holistic overview on both [recycled and virgin fibers] rather than having two industries fighting with each other." - Krzysztof Krajewski

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