Over the next decade, many of the leading global brands will execute on their commitments to using 100 percent recyclable or reusable packaging. But the question remains: How does the industry come together to help make this a reality? Here is a brief guide on how to kick-off the journey.
According to the EPA, approximately 15 percent of all plastic packaging in the U.S. is recycled today, and according to industry figures, that percentage is just slightly higher for flexible plastic packaging. However, what’s less apparent is that a much greater percentage of the flexible packaging found in the market today actually does meet guidelines for programs such as the How2Recycle program from the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.