Recyclable by 2025 - But What Are You Doing in 2020?

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By the time you finish reading this sentence, someone you work for, work with or want to work with will have said, read, or thought the phrase “recyclable by 2025.”

Not a day goes by that flexible packaging doesn’t feel the impact of this manufacturing mandate and we’re all stretching to reach what seems like an unattainable goal. Reusable packaging requires generous consumer education and recyclable packaging requires everything from partially to completely recyclable materials to consumer education to appropriate infrastructure. But wasn’t the phrase, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle?” Have we exhausted every opportunity for reducing packaging, food waste, our carbon footprint, etc? While we wait for the steep investments into recyclable packaging to turn into concrete, present day solutions, Sealstrip has an easy to implement answer to “How can I reduce x, y, z…and still save have more than enough room in the budget for the future innovations of green packaging?”

Less is More – Where have I heard that before?

Sealstrip applicators and materials were and are designed to be the ideal merger of easy, efficient, and effective- and lightweight, energy-saving and cost-smart from production to consumer. With a Less is More philosophy, we focus on convenience for operations and consumers without adding headaches, dollar signs and waste. Your easy open, resealable packaging can be greener and all you have to do is Reduce with Sealstrip:

Greener Operations:

  • Reduce energy usage and carbon footprint
  • Reduce space needed for machinery and inventory
  • Reduce maintenance
  • Reduce downtime (increase throughput!)

Greener Packaging:

  • Reduce packaging material
  • Reduce packaging waste
  • Reduce food waste (and reduce greenhouse gasses!)

Greener Pocket:

  • Reduce expenses – keep more $green$ in your pocket!

Sealstrip has been providing these benefits to the world of packaging for 40+ years. Whether your package needs a convenience feature (easy open, resealable and/or tamper evidence) or a better convenience feature, Sealstrip materials and applicators are proven solutions. Check out our Youtube Channel for any number of products with ideal Sealstrip solutions in action.

Having Your Cake and Eating It Too

2020 tree illustrationAnd that doesn’t mean it’s a smaller piece of cake. Just because you choose to produce more sustainable packaging more sustainably through reducing does not mean your package won’t function better and it doesn’t mean you can’t have reusable or recyclable packaging in the future.

Sealstrip satisfies without the sacrifice. Our packaging systems are designed to provide ultimate convenience through operational ease and efficiency, consumer-loved usability and freshness/product protection. These packaging benefits are not necessarily exclusive of future benefits such as recyclability. While we work on developing a future of better packaging, we can help you produce today’s best packaging.

Actionable in 2020

Don’t sit there awkwardly (or roll your eyes) when sustainability comes up in that next meeting. Lean forward, speak up, provide an immediately actionable alternative. Sealstrip. Reduce packaging, reduce waste, reduce footprint.

Call 1-888-658-7997, e-mail or send a carrier pigeon* – Sealstrip will help improve your convenience packaging’s sustainable status today. (*If you actually find a carrier pigeon, we will be impressed and accept your message!)

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For more on the How and Why of Sealstrip packaging’s success, check out these articles:

If I Hear ‘Sustainability’ One More Time…

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