MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., Jan. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Glenroy® Inc., the authority on sustainable flexible packaging, today announced that after a 2-year development process, it has received Critical Orientation Recognition from the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) for the recyclable STANDCAP. As a complete eco-friendly alternative to rigid plastic and glass bottles, the 100% recyclable polyethylene STANDCAP is a major win for the environment, consumers, brands, retailers and food safety.
APR recognition is a critical step that can move brands closer to their environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals and enables retailers to offer consumers an even more sustainable flexible packaging alternative to plastics. rigid and glass.
“The availability of recyclable STANDCAP is a major win for consumers, retailers, food manufacturers and the overall health of our environment,” said Evan Arnold, vice president of business development at Glenroy. “For consumers, this means being able to choose all the benefits of sustainable flexible packaging while supporting a circular economy. For food retailers and manufacturers, this means a more environmentally friendly product on store shelves. And, for the environment, it helps put America on a path to significantly reducing plastic waste.
Instead of waiting for recycling technology to improve, Glenroy invested two years in developing a product that can be recycled now, using existing infrastructure. This investment can pay immediate dividends for the sustainability goals of food and personal care manufacturers and retailers.
As part of Glenroy’s TruRenu™ sustainable flexible packaging portfolio and made from 100% polyethylene, the recyclable STANDCAP can have profound effects across the spectrum and is ready to help leading brands and retailers in their efforts to achieve their sustainability and ESG objectives. Not only does the recyclable STANDCAP have the potential to eliminate the production of millions of pounds of plastic each year (Glenroy estimates that if a single leading condiment manufacturer replaced just 10% of its ketchup bottles with the recyclable STANDCAP, it would eliminate 2,600,000 pounds of plastic to be produced and landfilled each year – the equivalent weight of approximately 28 Boeing 737-800 jetliners), but it also offers a lower carbon footprint by using 42% less fossil fuels , emitting 52% less greenhouse gas emissions, using 70% less water and reducing landfill waste by 30% (compared to the rigid plastic alternative).
Download the Life Cycle Assessment to learn more about the sustainability benefits of the recyclable STANDCAP.
Curbside recycling is not available in all communities. Consumers are encouraged to check locally for curbside recyclability of all plastics.
About Glenroy Inc.
Glenroy, Inc. is the authority on durable flexible packaging films and stand-up pouches, and the exclusive converter of pre-made STANDCAP, an award-winning recyclable inverted tube. Based in suburban Milwaukee, WI since 1965, Glenroy provides sustainable flexible packaging solutions for a variety of end uses, including food and beverage, household, personal care, pharmaceutical, food and pet treats, nutritional products, cosmetics, medical devices and industrial. For more information on Glenroy’s sustainable flexible packaging solutions, visit glenroy.com or call (800) 824-1482.
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