Sustainable Packaging Solutions Recyclability, Sustainability, and Biodegradability

Manufactures, marketers and customers are all seeking to go “green” with packaging. Why? Consumers between the ages of 18 – 72 overwhelmingly feel more positive about a product whose packaging was made up of recycled items. Among the perceptions are that green packaging is beneficial to the environment, that it can reduce your carbon footprint, that the product is biodegradable, is made from non-fossil fuel feed-stocks, and more.

In implementation, the details are a bit more complex. Manufactures and marketers are held to high standards when it comes to claims about Recyclability, Sustainability, Biodegradability, Compostable, etc.

The following links can provide more details on exactly how and when to make any claims on the above and other green subjects. The FTC’s web site cautions those making environmental claims in ads or on products, to review the FTC’s Green Guides. The Guides introduces how truth-in-advertising principles apply to green marketing and highlights terms often used in environmental ads:

On Environmental Claims: Summary of the Green Guides

Green Guides Fact Sheet

Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (e-CFR Title 16, Chapter 1 Subchapter B Part 260)

Quick Reference Guide to “Biodegradable,” “Compostable,” and Related Claims On Plastic Products In California

 

Recyclable Tags

Sev-Rend offers Wineglass and other tags made of 100% polyethylene. Where consumers have access to faculties recycling polyethylene film, these specially designed tags are fully recyclable. With high quality printing possible on both fronts and backs, Sev-Rend can supply tags that not only improve your company’s environmental image but also reinforce your branding. Contact Sev-Rend for information regarding the use of these greener alternatives to traditional tags.

 

Recyclable SR Film

Unlike standard laminated film constructions, Sev-Rends recyclable SR Film is composed of only one polymeric type. Reverse printed with solvent-free water based inks and laminated in a solvent free process, going green need not sacrifice visual impact. With this unique approach, packers may make recyclability claims where consumers have access to faculties recycling polyethylene or polypropylene film. Contact Sev-Rend for more information.

 

Recyclable Sof-Net

Sev-Rend’s SofNet has always been made with 100% recyclable polyethylene. Combined with our recyclable tags and polyethylene mono-polymer SR film, your entire package can be claimed as recyclable as long wherever consumers have access to faculties recycling polyethylene or polypropylene film. Contact Sev-Rend for more information.

 

Recyclable Pouches

Utilizing the same mono-polymer design as our recyclable SR Film, Sev-Rend also offers pouches. Our pouches can be reverse printed with solvent-free water based inks, laminated in a solvent free process, and be fitted with zipper locks of the same construction permitting claims of recyclability wherever consumers have access to faculties recycling polypropylene film. Contact Sev-Rend for more information.