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Flexible Plastic Packaging One Step Closer to Curbside Recycling


The Materials Recovery for the Future (MRFF) consortium’s flexible plastic packaging recycling pilot has been deemed successful. The goal of the pilot was to determine if flexible plastic packaging collected loose in residential single-stream carts could be sorted into a commodity bale for reprocessing into recycled-content products. The pilot met four out of five of its performance goals.

In related news, Gerber introduced IncrediPouch, a new single-material baby food pouch. “This early success means we’re one step closer to a future where all baby food pouches can be recycled curbside,” said Sina Hilbert, brand manager and sustainability lead for Gerber. “This also gets us one step closer to our goal of making 100 percent of our packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.”

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