Recyclable & Recycled Content Packaging
Designing for consumer recycling
At Parkside, we always prioritise our global Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) agenda, and the packaging we create meets a variety of environmental objectives, depending on the needs of our customers. Whatever your packaging recycling or recycled content needs, Parkside has solutions. Of course, what matters is not what we say but what we do.
Designing for Consumer Recycling
Kerbside collection of flexible packaging for recycling is an increasingly possible and affordable method of recovery.
For now, supermarkets remain a leading option for recycling flexible substrates via their in-store collection services, and WRAP in the UK has released guidance to simplify this process for the consumer:
- Recycling containers must be easy to find
- The material should be referred to as ‘plastic
bags and wrapping’
- Collection of all flexible plastic packaging must
be at front-of-store locations
As of 1 January 2022, OPRL also changed its labelling rules to include polypropylene (pp) films, crisp packets and metallised snack and chocolate wraps. This move ensures PP films are now in line with PE films, enabling consumers to recycle them within supermarkets easily.
At Parkside, we work closely with you to create packaging solutions that enable consumers to recycle their waste efficiently, and offer paper, PE, and PP monopolymer substrates ideal for supermarket and kerbside collection, where available.
Plastic waste has captured the attention of consumers, governments and businesses around the world. It is vital that we move away from the linea take-make-waste model that we have become used to and significantly rethink how we design, use and reuse plastics. Moving forward, we must strive towards a circular economy where plastic packaging never becomes waste or pollution. Taking its responsibilities towards the environment seriously, Parkside has created a range of recyclable flexible packaging solutions that replaces non-recyclable aluminum foil and PET mixed polymer laminates.
Recoflex™ PE HB
High barrier single polymer Polyethylene laminates suitable for recycling through the carrier bag recycling infrastructure in large stores. Excellent puncture resistance compared to typical PE constructions, along with good heat resistance allowing for conversion down existing high-speed packing lines.
Recoflex™ PP HB
High barrier single polymer Polypropylene laminates that are recycle-ready, with a wide range of different constructions for many end-use applications. Recoflex PP HB is also available with bio-based renewable feedstocks that don’t affect the recyclability of the final product.
Recoflex™ Paper HB
High barrier paper recyclable products suitable for many end applications such as flow wraps, pouches and lidding. Recoflex Paper HB is heat sealable on one or two sides, with a high barrier to grease, oxygen, aroma and moisture, suitable for many food categories, including chilled and frozen applications.