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Unequivocally, the answer is yes. Research shows that 56% of Americans say they want sustainable options for the product packaging they purchase. And 62% of women would choose a product that is more environmentally conscious.
In a survey of Consolidated Container Company customers, 64% believed that consumers will prefer recycled or bio-based resin packaging in the next few years.
EcoPrime® can be used in a variety of applications ranging from film in flexible packaging, to blow molded plastic containers, to injection molded containers and parts. EcoPrime® is considered a safe substitute for conventional HDPE plastic in many packaging applications, including: Dairy products, dry foods, condiments, and other products Dry and aqueous personal and beauty care applications where food grade material is required or simply desired due to its exceptional cleanliness Vitamins and medicine.
Yes, EcoPrime® HDPE can be recycled through similar channels and processes as virgin resin. Use of EcoPrime® in HDPE containers does not prevent those containers from carrying the #2 recycling categorization.
EcoPrime® is produced from post-consumer recycled HDPE (#2) bottles, such as milk and water jugs collected curbside. Envision Plastics purchases bales of natural HDPE bottles from waste haulers and community materials recovery facilities (MRFs) and sorts them further so that the feedstock is primarily food grade bottles that originally packaged milk, water, juice, and other food and beverage products.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition website has published guidance documents for the use of recycled plastic in food packaging. They require that the “recycled material is of suitable purity for its intended use and will meet all existing specifications for virgin material.” Since 1998, EcoPrime® has been proven to meet these standards and has received a No Objection Letter (NOL) from the FDA. (FDA NOL #52, Jan. 16, 1998, reaffirmed 2015.)
The letter can be obtained from the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Nutrition website under Recycled Plastics in Food Packaging. It is letter number 52, and 200. Or you can simply contact us at email@example.com and we’ll be happy to provide a copy.
OceanBound Plastic FAQs
Envision Plastics’ OceanBound Plastic comes from within 50km of waterways and coastlines in areas that lack formal community-based recycling collection.
Yes! The source material for OceanBound Plastic is HDPE at risk of polluting the ocean. Because, OceanBound Plastic is HDPE, it can be recycled in the same channels and processes as any other HDPE product. Products made with OceanBound Plastic are just as recyclable as products made with PCR or virgin resin.
A majority of recycled plastic used in everyday items comes from plastic collected at your curb by professional waste management companies. This plastic is then sorted and further processed into various products and packaging. Envision’s OceanBound Plastic however, is sourced from areas lacking such professional collection efforts as a result there is a high likelihood that the plastic in these at-risk zones will enter the ocean. Envision Plastics works with their Qualified Partners to professionalize the collection stream, collect this plastic, and manufacture
it into usable products.
Yes! Envision Plastics works with Qualified Partners directly at the source, but it is up to the brand to inform the consumer about the journey the plastic takes before becoming an end product.
Qualified Partners must satisfy several criteria before they can be considered a supplier for OceanBound Plastic source material. The most important criteria is the Envision Plastics Verification Process, a regular recertification process that includes completing our proprietary scorecard and on-site inspections.