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November 11, 2020 - Packaging World, Healthcare Packaging

November 11, 2020 - Packaging World, Healthcare Packaging APR in the News Selecting Lidding for Recyclable Medical Trays

A lid and tray are recyclable—in different waste streams? Why pairing top and bottom webs in the same recycling stream may be more efficient.

November 11, 2020 - Packaging World, Healthcare Packaging APR in the News Selecting Lidding for Recyclable Medical Trays

The existence of recyclable packaging components does not guarantee that they make it into the proper recycling streams. This is especially the case when the lid and tray of a medical packaging system must be recycled in two different streams.

A PX medical tray and a 52 pound paper lid are both recyclable, but would require two waste collection containers and processing methods. Alternatively, an HDPE tray with a Tyvek lid would be collected in the same waste receptacle and processed by the recycler in the same waste stream. Read the full article from Packaging World. Read the full article from Healthcare Packaging.
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