US report: The role of flexible packaging in a sustainable world
The Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) commissioned PTIS, LLC to provide a holistic view on the role of flexible packaging in a sustainable world. For the report, six different LCA case studies were developed. The case studies include packaging for baby food, cat litter, ground coffee, laundry detergent pods, motor oil, and single serve juice flavored beverages.
The main challenges are post-consumer packaging material collection and recycling. There is currently a lack of recycling options for multi-material laminated films, such as snack bags and foil pouches, which are difficult to separate into their various material substrates (News Release FPA, 12 April 2018).
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