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Best Practice: Transitioning Flexible Materials

This document acts as a guide in the process of transitioning flexible film in CPG operations – including the planning, testing and evaluating needed to ensure the new materials are compatable with existing equipment or if new equipment is required.  It strives to align sustainability goals while meeting product quality and shelf-life requirements.  

Recycle Check: Flexible Plastic Packaging

Includes a decision tree that helps to determine whether your plastic package is able to be properly sorted and recycled, and clarifies why that is (not) the case.

Pathways to Mono-Material Flexible Plastic Packaging

Provides practical information and guidance on the design and manufacturing pathways that enable moving from multi-material flexible plastic packaging to more recyclable mono-material (PE & PP) flexible structures, when possible.