The future magazine of retail
reports on Tahsin Dag's success story
Well packed with hemp
With his company Papacks, Tahsin Dag produces sustainable packaging for industry and trade. What began ten years ago in a garage has now become a success story. A visit to the future of the packaging industry at the company headquarters in Cologne.
10 years ago, Founder & CEO Tahsin Dag's journey began as a pioneer in the packaging world in a garage. Well-known large corporations such as Keurig Dr. Pepper, Melitta or Coty among his customers.
Sustainable packaging – What was ridiculed as a niche market back then is now one of the decisive criteria for consumers and companies. Because according to a study by the consulting company EY, the immense waste of plastic is what causes consumers the greatest concern (Ernst & Young GmbH, 2021).
"Many in the industry are conservative" and "the whole packaging and recycling industry doesn't want innovators" (Handelsblatt, 2022, p. 27). Despite the headwind, Tahsin Dag was undeterred and is now one of the leading drivers of fiber-based packaging made from hemp and cellulose. At the same time, Tahsin Dag supports numerous companies and politicians from all over Europe as an advisor on sustainability issues and the circular economy.
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PAPACKS® is Europe's most innovative producer of plastic-free and sustainable packaging solutions made from rapidly renewable raw materials to avoid single-use plastic.
PAPACKS® offers a unique product and solution portfolio that enables its customers to make the transition to sustainable packaging. This allows companies to take responsibility for their packaging.