Last updated on January 12th, 2024 at 01:58 pm
The API Group and its subsidiary Accredo Packaging have collaborated with the Fresh-Lock team at Presto Products, a business of Reynolds Consumer Products, to introduce a flexible stand-up pouch utilizing more than 50 percent post-consumer recycled content fit for food packaging throughout the package.
Coupling Fresh-Lock’s Child-Guard slider technology and the AccredoFlex range of recycled content films results in an unmatched percentage of recycled content in both the film and the zipper closure. The collaboration offers a child-resistant track that contains at least 25 percent PCR material while maintaining dependable protection and a recyclable child-safe closure.
“Collaboration is crucial in driving the circular economy forward, so we are thrilled to join forces with the Fresh-Lock team at Presto to introduce this flexible stand-up pouch,” said Jonathan Quinn, VP of marketing and sustainability at API Group and Accredo Packaging.
“The future of the circular economy hinges on incorporating recycled content and being able to do so across all consumer packaged goods markets.”
The focus of the collaboration is to provide a new standard for recycled content incorporation, embracing safety and sustainability. This initiative underscores the companies’ commitments to progressing toward circular solutions.
“The PCR component is critical if true circularity in packaging is going to work,” said Todd Meussling, Fresh-Lock senior manager, market development.
“Flexible packaging continues to make great strides in sustainability beyond just the source reduction benefits from rigids. We’re seeing the shift from multi-material structures to mono-material options that can be recycled or composted.”
About Accredo Packaging
Sugar Land, Texas-based Accredo Packaging offerings include more sustainable packaging solutions for various products from snack foods and confectionery items to frozen foods and pet treats in retail grocers. The company produce overwraps for paper towels, shrink bundle film for bottled water and has introduced the first reverse printed and laminated all-recyclable pouch.
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