Flexible Packaging Recycling Project Announces Research Results, New Members

An industry collaborative recently announced the findings of a research program which showed that automated sorting technologies in use today can be optimized to capture flexible plastic packaging—potentially creating a new stream of recovered materials while improving the quality of other recycling streams.

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Below, explore major findings and additional resources, including quotes from members, the report press release, pictures, video and downloadable schematic images.

“Flexible packaging has been so successful because of its material efficiency,” said Gerald Rebitzer, Director Sustainability for Amcor. “It creates a cascade of environmental benefits throughout the entire value chain, and avoids waste at source. By working collaboratively towards a recovery option for flexible packaging, we can further improve the environmental credentials of this packaging type.”

–Gerald Rebitzer, Director of Sustainability, Amcor