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Sealed Air commits to recyclability

By 2025 all products will be reusable or recyclable


October 31, 2018
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Sealed Air Corporation has committed to make their packaging solutions 100 per cent recyclable or reusable by 2025. The company says it will accelerate its use of recycled materials, expand reuse models for packaging and lead the collaboration with partners worldwide to ensure execution.

Sealed Air makes bubble wrap and other packaging-for-distribution products.

Sealed Air says it has set a target of 50 per cent average recycled content across all packaging solutions, of which 60 per cent is post-consumer recycled content. The company has also committed to work with partners worldwide to increase recycling and reuse rates.

“We are committed to developing packaging solutions that maximize product protection, resource efficiency and material circularity,” said Ron Cotterman, Sealed Air’s vice-president, corporate innovation and sustainability.

“Plastic packaging materials need to be ideally suited to meet the essential requirements of today’s complex supply chains that demand properties such as sealability, toughness and clarity. By focusing on product design, renewable and recycled materials and recovery processes, we will drive innovations that enhance performance and efficiency.”

Sealed Air is a participant in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative and recently became a signatory to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment.

In addition to this new global plastics commitment, Sealed Air continues to invest in an expanding portfolio of sustainable solutions such as food packaging made from Plantic plant-based starch and recovered materials, EcoPure plant-based cushioning foams, newly released Cryovac Darfresh skin packaging options made with recycled PET materials and curbside recyclable temperature assurance solutions.