Pilot programs designed to show how multi-material films could have value as recovered materials are in process in both the United States and Europe. They probe curbside collection, sortation and conversion of flexible packaging into value-added products.
A report titled Flexible Packaging Resource Recovery Update, which updates the FPA brochure Flexible Packaging Resource Recovery: A Work-in-Progress, details those efforts. Now available from the FPA, it describes key factors that affect the value of recovered flexible materials. It looks at: