Amcor's recycle-ready packaging solution gets the tick

Amcor Global

Tuesday, 25 August, 2020

Amcor's recycle-ready packaging solution gets the tick

Packaging company Amcor has been notified by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) that its AmPrima PE Plus recycle-ready solution with heat resistance has met APR’s responsible innovation requirements for moulded parts and films over three mils in thickness.

The APR Responsible Innovation program is part of an overall effort to improve the quality of recycled packaging by helping innovators gauge the recycling consequences of products.

The AmPrima PE Plus packaging solution was developed to meet demanding applications such as flow-wraps, pouches with spouts, lidding and more. It is designed to meet all the performance expectations of non-recyclable laminates and satisfy customers’ needs for more strength, stiffness, clarity, higher line speeds, fitments, graphics and print finishes in a recycle-ready format.

Available in a variety of formats, including pouches, flat bottom, roll stock and lidding, the products are designed to be compatible with PE film recycling streams in the US.

According to the company, the AmPrima products are designed to deliver up to a 60% reduction in non-renewable energy use over equivalent non-recyclable options, and a 46% reduction in carbon footprint and an 18% reduction in water consumption.

Image credit: Amcor

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