Pregis LLC has joined the How2Recycle coalition to help get more materials into the recycling stream by taking the guesswork out of the process.
‘For many packaging material types, there is consumer confusion regarding recyclability and disposal. The How2Recycle approach uses labels printed directly onto the packaging material which gives the consumer specific recycling instructions,’ explained Tom Wetsch, chief innovation officer, Pregis. ‘The goal is to reduce consumer confusion and increase the amount of material that can be reclaimed and used in new lifecycle applications.’
Initially, Pregis will be printing a How2Recycle label on its low density polyethylene EP Flex film which is made into air pillows and widely used in e-commerce applications as void fill. The film's ability to stretch as opposed to pop offers puncture resistance and makes it ideally suited for a wide variety of product types.