Dow Chemical Company’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and Accredo Packaging have collaborated to produce recyclable stand-up-pouch packaging for a line of detergent pods by Seventh Generation, a plant-based household and personal care products brand.
Dow developed the resins for the recyclable polyethylene stand-up pouch to help ensure the package’s stiffness, toughness and sealability, and Accredo Packaging converted the materials into pouches.
The packaging also features SPC’s How2Recycle “Store Drop-Off” label, which encourages consumers to take flexible plastic bags, films and wraps to local grocery or retail stores for recycling. The pouches can be recycled at more than 18,000 store drop-off locations throughout North America.
“We are excited about our work with the SPC on the How2Recycle Label program because it enables us to communicate and educate the consumer about the pouches’ recyclability," says Greg Jozwiak, North America commercial vice president for Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics. "This kind of collaboration is important to achieve the environmental vision for packaging that we all share."
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