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Sustainable Times - Issue 10
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Global Commitment and the US Plastics Pact have established several time-based sustainable goals for 2025 which include: eliminating problematic and unnecessary plastics; achieving 100% reusable, compostable or recyclable packaging; recycling or composting 50% of plastic packaging; and averaging 30% recycled or renewably sourced biobased content. These are certainly ambitious goals but how is the industry progressing? APC is beginning the see the pipeline of commercial product introductions. This and future articles will debut some examples of products being launched.
DESIGN FOR RECYCLE packaging is one of the sustainable development focuses. For this category, there are two primary material types which include PE film-based developments that are designed for the front of store drop-off recycling stream and the newer category of paper-based developments which can be recycled alongside other paper goods in the residential curbside recycle stream.
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