As consumer interest in sustainable packaging continues, brands are left to evolve or falter. Manufacturers are focused on creating sustainable solutions whether it be in production, transportation, or end-of-life; a sustainability factor that often requires education for the general consumer. Often, a package’s sustainability is tied to whether or not it can be recycled. As… Continue reading Consumers Seek Sustainable Packaging
Many of us are familiar with curbside recycling for rigid plastics, glass, and cardboard for example, but did you know that some plastic film packaging can be recycled as well? It’s through store drop-off. Let’s take a look at the process of recycling flexible packaging and how you can make it an easy addition to… Continue reading Recycling Flexible Packaging at Home
by Sustainability Expert Shelbi Orme Let’s talk about a circular economy! Now what is a circular economy? Well, a circular economy decouples economic activity from the consumption of finite resources. It is a resilient system that is good for business, people, and the environment. The circular economy is a systems solution framework that tackles global… Continue reading How Does Flexible Packaging Fit Into a Circular Economy?
Our last post detailed how consumers can embrace flexible packaging recycling at local stores across the country. Now, we are going to explore where those materials go once they are dropped off. Certain companies partner with these retailers and collect materials from them so they can be processed and recycled into something new. Two of… Continue reading Steps to Flexible Packaging Recycling- Part 2
Recycling flexible packaging is a relatively simple process but well worth the effort considering the alternative end result. The impact of preventing these materials from ending up in a landfill and prolonging their life cycle is substantial and helps contribute to reducing global waste. One caveat is that flexible packaging cannot be combined with other… Continue reading Steps to Flexible Packaging Recycling