Recycling Flexible Packaging at Home

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

Refill Pouches Sustainability Spotlight

by guest contributor and FPA member Ken Brunnbauer at Glenroy, Inc. Choosing premade spouted pouches can be a natural choice for many brands because they offer multiple sustainability benefits, the cost of entry is affordable, product scrap waste is lower, and more pouch features are available. Also, premade spouted pouches are manufactured by experts in… Continue reading Refill Pouches Sustainability Spotlight

Why Consumers Choose Sustainable Packaging for their Food

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Sustainability has become a deciding factor in consumer buying habits across all markets and industries. To satisfy that demand, the food industry is continuing to find solutions that reduce the environmental impact on the planet. Yet with all the information circulating, consumers can often find themselves asking what actions they can take to make a difference.… Continue reading Why Consumers Choose Sustainable Packaging for their Food

A Flexible Path to a Circular Economy

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Flexible packaging represents the majority of packaging used globally, yet historically has not been proportionally recycled. The industry in Europe has come together to develop new guidelines to work towards the goal of a circular economy which can be broken down into the following 5 steps: Drive Collection of ALL flexible packaging for sorting and… Continue reading A Flexible Path to a Circular Economy

Steps to Flexible Packaging Recycling- Part 2

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

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