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Sustainability


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Reducing the amount of material used to package your product is a great first step to lowering the negative impact it can have on the environment. Flexible packaging provides a higher product-to-package ratio, is light weight, creates fewer emissions during transportation and uses less space in land fills after use. We offer NVIRO® Flexible Packaging as a sustainable material solution that represents a significant step forward in flexible packaging technology.

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Water-Based Inks

  • Low VOCs (volatile organic compounds)
  • Less than 5% VOCs vs. solvent-based inks that can contain up to 65% VOCs
  • Safer for the environment

Compostable Materials

  • Materials derived from plant starches, corn starches or wood pulp
  • Many of the available materials are ASTM D6400 certified

New bio-polymers are ever evolving and being developed each day. We are continually researching and working with our trusted suppliers to offer our customers options to create a package that meets their packaging needs. With NVIRO® Flexible Packaging, together we can help lower our impact on the environment.

Find the nearest Industrial / Municipal Composting Facility

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Recycling

A package made of either LLDPE or HDPE may be recycled at certain retail locations. Flexible packaging is generally not recyclable, but certain retailers have receptacles for plastic shopping bags, overwraps and other clean, non-contaminated platics (particularly, plastics packaging that has not had direct food contact).

Want more about plastic bag recycling or which retailers near you have drop-offs?

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Avoid 'Greenwashing'

NVIRO® Flexible Packaging product offering includes packaging that uses low VOCs water-based inks and may also include compostable materials, renewable materials and/or recyclable materials - we recommend you read and refer to the FTC Green Guides to market your product package's benefits responsibly.


To learn more about NVIRO® Sustainable Packaging solutions

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