According to researchers, a caterpillar that’s been bred for commercial fishing purposes has demonstrated the ability to biodegrade polyethylene. In a controlled experiment, about 100 of these insects were placed in a plastic bag.
It’s no news to the flexible packaging industry that consumers want to recycle their plastic products, but companies play a key role in making it possible – and much more convenient – for them to do so.
According to a recent report from Knowledge Sourcing Intelligence, the North American flexible packaging market is expected to grow at a continuous annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.07 percent from 2016 to 2021, bringing its total market value to $33.991 billion.
We profiled Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing (T.H.E.M) in our June issue, specifically on how its stick packs are bringing single-serve options to the coffee market. But as you know, coffee is hardly the only thing that stick packs can help package.
Along with citing the desire for creating packaging that was user friendly and unique, company officials say a main reason for choosing a flexible pouch to package its products in is because it aligns with Irorio's mission of being environmentally-focused.