The Printpack easy-tear polyethylene pouch is designed for compliance with the How2Recycle store drop-off recycling stream. In addition to providing easy recyclability, the package can also be equipped with customizable options for moisture barriers, oxygen barriers and closures to better preserve contents and combat food waste. The recyclability attribute of the pouch stems from its single-material structure. Films with multiple materials can contain a combination of recyclable and non-recyclable layers. It can be difficult in today’s recycling stream for the different components to be separated and efficiently moved through the proper channels. A single-material structure maximizes recycling efficiency for polyethylene packaging, which is further supported by How2Recycle.
The Printpack pouch also helps brand owners take a proactive approach to combatting food waste. Combinations of coatings, barriers and closures work together to preserve food product flavor, color and aroma to maximize shelf life and contribute to a more positive consumer experience from the first serving to the last. Additionally, the reverse-printed laminated structure of the pouch protects graphics to ensure pristine presentation for the lifespan of the product.