The Association of Plastic Recyclers

Report: Innovative New Materials at PACK EXPO Connects

PMMI Media Group editors divided and conquered to collectively take in as much of PACK EXPO Connects as possible. Here's what they saw in the materials category.

The challenges of flexible packaging are pushing new innovations. A number of these were touched on during a PACK EXPO presentation. During that presentation, Sandi Childs, Director of Film and Flexible Programs at APR, said: "The entire supply chain has to work together to increase the supply of plastics available to be recycled, enhance the quality of the material that's expected to go back into the marketplace, and ensure that there's adequate demand for products made from recycled plastics."

Childs also said that "a package doesn't have to be ugly or brown in order to be 'green.' It can still be sexy and functional and lots of fun." To that end the APR has created the APR Design Guide for Plastics Recyclability.

Read the full article from Packaging World.

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