Recyclable flexible packaging in Australia & New Zealand For all packaging that is made, used and sold in Australia, the Australian industry and government set
Recyclable flexible packaging means the flexible packaging that can be recycled to new products after usage. Such as all kinds of plastic shopping bag, plastic flower sleeves, roll bag, garbage bag, coffee bag, tea bag, snack food bag, daily product bag, pet food bag, food bag, etc.
In today’s technology, the recyclable flexible packaging is becoming more and more mature and recycling facilities are everywhere in the world. But the sealing, strength and high barrier quality of compostable flexible packaging is not very stable so not too many packers choose it.
Which also means: Recyclable flexible packaging is the trend today.
We have been raised the question of sustainability in packaging since 1950s; that’s exactly after World War II. White pollution is one issue, but more importantly the lack of raw materials & resources during World War II to make people think of our future generation, and finally the idea of sustainability come out.
Currently half of the packaging is plastic; we have to admit that the plastic packaging did make our life better, and it is very easy to foresee that plastic will keep playing a very important role in packaging.
When it comes to packaging nowadays, sustainability normally means below:
Reusable means the packaging is not disposable; it can be used again and again.
Recyclable means the packaging can be recycled to new things after usage.
Compostable means a packaging can break down into natural elements.