In the UK alone, approximately 2.2 million tonnes of plastic packaging is generated every year. Currently, less than half of this is recycled. Alternatives to non-recyclable plastic packaging are an essential part of the solution to the world’s growing plastic pollution problem – and the onus is on food manufacturers and retailers to lead the way.
Enviraflex films are produced using thermal lamination technology, without the use of adhesives. This means the finished substrate is free of contaminants that can hamper the recycling process. Laminating without adhesives also minimises the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are emitted during production, contributing to fewer overall C02 emissions.
Towards zero waste
Plastic packaging has a bad reputation – but it’s one of the best tools we have to preserve food security and minimise food waste. The key to the sustainable use of plastic is innovation. Enviraflex allows brands to continue enjoying the benefits of plastic, while tapping into existing recycling streams that divert millions of tonnes of plastic from landfill each year.