Why EcoPrime

Why EcoPrime?

What is it?

EcoPrime is made from recycled food and beverage packaging through a unique, patented cleaning process designed to eliminate contaminants.  It is made for direct food contact and can be used in the packaging of many food, beverage, vitamin, medicine and personal care products.

Why it matters

EcoPrime has the same food safety standard as conventional HDPE (#2), but better, because it’s made from recycled plastic and is recyclable.


  • Can be used in many food contact applications where HDPE resin is currently used.
  • Meets standards for packaging food, milk, juice, vitamins, supplements, herbal medicines containing no free fats or oils, prescription pills, dry and aqueous personal care products.
  • No heavy metals or BPAs.
  • No fragrances, thereby preserving food flavors and health and beauty products’ scents
  • Made predominantly from U.S. sourced, recycled food packaging.
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has issued a No Objection Letter (NOL) for post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics for contact with many foods and beverages.

Why is this significant?

With the FDA NOL, EcoPrime is deemed equivalent to conventional HDPE plastic for many food, beverage, drug and medical uses.


Helps your favorite brands and retailers meet important sustainability goals.

  • Reduces energy consumption by 90% during manufacturing process.1
  • Uses 78% less CO2 to produce than virgin resin (conventional HDPE (#2)).1
  • Meets tough sustainability measures, as required by certain producers.


EcoPrime™ is created through a patented process making safe, clean, HDPE (#2) plastic.

  • Made primarily from curbside collected food packaging HDPE (#2) plastic.
  • Cleaned by a proprietary process utilizing heat and air.
  • Designed to rid the plastics of contaminants, without the use of chemicals.
  • Recycled plastic is melted and formed into the final product, EcoPrime pellets.
  • EcoPrime can be used for rigid and flexible packaging such as bottles, pouches and containers.

1 Franklin LCI Data: 609 pounds CO2 per 1,000 pounds of material (22% of virgin) 78% less greenhouse gas emissions than virgin production. 90% less energy used than virgin resin. Water 543.3 gallons per 1,000 pounds of material.

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