FLEXcon explains how label materials impact container recyclability
Sustainable packaging solutions may be the buzz in the industry, but the fact that environmentally-conscious consumers have started making it a condition of purchase means this is a shift that's here to stay. The pandemic has hastened this trend as consumers have focused more on what's truly important to them, and environmental issues fall at or near the top of the list.
Recyclability, as well as minimizing the use of plastics altogether, is at the center. The value of recycling is that it keeps components in play rather than allowing them to wind up in landfills or the ocean. However, while recycling efforts have been in place for some time, confusion and misconceptions remain – what it means to be recyclable, compostable, biodegradable, and more specifically, what needs to be true for the circular economy to come to fruition.
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