At Gaviplas,it’s important that we help brands like yours to make informed decisions in finding the right eco-friendly packaging. Let us help your brand fulfill its sustainability goals and lessen its carbon footprint by choosing from our sustainable packaging product line.
Post-consumer recycled content, often referred to as PCR, is material that is made from the items that consumers recycle every day, like aluminum, cardboard boxes, paper, and plastics. These materials are typically collected by local recycling programs and shipped to recycling facilities to be sorted into bales, based on the material. The bales are then purchased and melted (or grounded) into small pellets and molded into new items. The new PCR plastic material can then be used for a variety of finished products, including packaging.
Though PCR and compostable materials are all sustainable options, both differ in the way that they are processed and what they can offer to customers.
PCR packaging is manufactured with film that is made from recycled materials and can be recycled again.
A package is recyclable when the materials can be processed and used again.
In conclusion, compostable packaging is packaging that breaks down completely in a compost site and leaves no toxic residue. In order for a plastic to be called compostable, it must biodegrade or break down into carbon dioxide, water, or biomass at the same rate as cellulose (paper).
While all eco-friendly packaging options are a step in the right direction for brands looking to be more sustainable, PCR packaging, in particular, has some benefits that are worth discussing like being reciclable and circular.
In general, PCR films are a great packaging option for brands looking for eco-friendly flexible packaging, and can be developed into stand up pouches, lay flat pouches, and reels. These films can be used in most industries including fashion, coffee, dry food, pharmaceuticals, pet food and many more.
The clear choice for mono-materials is a revolutionary ecological evolution in the packaging industry. Using mono-material lamination versus complex makes the packaging 100% reciclable.
The strict selection carried on by Gaviplas before production pays off throughout the rest of the trajectory. At first glance, the method is surprisingly simple: the choice for only one material packaging allows it to be sorted for recycling. After recycling, they start a second life as flexible packaging. That process can be repeated several circles.
PE 100% Reciclable
for Further applications
Can be made with PCR content or food contact film
NEW Zip BAG
The New Zip Bag with cursor from Gaviplas is made with 100% recycled PE. With an easy and fast opening, this reusable new Zipper Bag can be made with up to 50% PCR in customized sizes with or without gusset.
New monomaterial with recyclable content
Gaviplas launches new laminated monomaterial for pouches made with 30% recycled content and 100% recycable. The new pouch laminate is 30% Polyethylene (PE) based and offers a ready-for-recycling alternative to conventional pouches in a wide range of food contact and non-food applications. For non-food contact applications the new pouch laminate can be produced using over 50% certified post-consumption recycled (PCR) content produced by Gaviplas.
Stand Up Pouches (SUP) Made with Post-consumer Recycled Content
Made with up to 50% post-consumer recycled resin, Gavipla’s press-to-close zippered PCR pouches offers an already sustainable package more eco-friendly benefits.
Good barrier to moisture and oxygen multilayer structure.
Safe & certified for direct food contact
Ideal for dry food, personal care, detergents, frozen foods, and home care markets.
The sustainable solution your brand deserves
Clients are demanding. And they should be.
The desire to reduce the ecological footprint must not have any negative consequences for profitability and efficiency. Mono-material clears a number of hurdles that biofilms are still struggling with.
Strict selection criteria are applied in the research and development phase:
- Satisfying storage properties: safe packaging keeps out any external elements, so all properties of the contents are kept in an optimal condition
- Aesthetically pleasing, making it attractive for the client
- Flexible in every sense of the word, and therefore suitable for lamination and printing.