Glenroy, a manufacturer of flexible packaging, announces that after a two-year development process they have received Critical Guidance Recognition from the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) for the recyclable Standcap.
As an eco-friendly alternative to rigid plastic and glass bottles the 100 percent polyethylene recyclable Standcap is a major win for the environment, consumers, brands, retailers and food safety, the company says.
The recognition from the APR is a step that can enable brands to meet their Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) goals and enables retailers to offer consumers an even more sustainable flexible packaging alternative to rigid plastics and glass.
‘The availability of the recyclable Standcap is a major win for consumers, retailers, food manufacturers and the overall health of our environment,’ said Evan Arnold, vice president of business development at Glenroy. ‘For consumers, this means being able to choose all the benefits of sustainable flexible packaging while also supporting a circular economy. For retailers and food manufacturers, it means a more environmentally friendly product on store shelves. And, for the environment, this helps put America on the path to significantly reducing plastic waste.’
Instead of waiting for recycling technology to improve, Glenroy invested two years in developing a product that can be recycled now, using the existing infrastructure.
Glenroy estimates that if just one leading condiment manufacturer switched only 10 percent of its ketchup bottles to the recyclable Standcap, it would eliminate 2,600,000 pounds of plastic from being produced and landfilled every year – the equivalent weight of about 28 Boeing 737-800 airliners. Standcap also delivers a lower carbon footprint through using 42 percent less fossil fuel, emitting 52 percent less greenhouse gas emissions, using 70 percent less water and reducing landfill waste by 30 percent (as compared to the rigid plastic alternative).
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