Sarcina Packaging is committed to providing sustainable and environmentally low-impact packaging solutions across our entire product portfolio. This is particularly the case for flexible packaging which historically had offered limited recyclability.

Traditional flexible laminations are difficult to recycle due to the array of different plastics that are blended together, rendering it impractical for recycling centres to reclaim the raw materials. Sarcina Packaging can now offer digitally printed polyethylene laminated to another layer of polyethylene (PE/PE), which can then be converted into pouches, bags, and roll stock. Due to the mono-material nature of this film, On-Pack Recycling Label Scheme (OPRL) have certified the PE/PE material recyclable. Currently, PE/PE is only recyclable alongside plastic bags in larger stores and limited curbside recycling schemes across the UK, but this is expected to be expanded in the near future.

Typically, these films are utilised for conversion into stand-up pouches and pillow pouches. We can also supply these films as film on the roll, slit into any width, and supplied in the correct outside diameter to suit your form fill and seal machines.

Sarcina Packaging can also offer paper-based material, that can be digitally and flexographically printed, and provided as finished pouches or roll stock. The paper material is coated with a thin layer of polyethylene that separates from the paper in the recycling process means OPRL certification as recyclable.  This provides a film with good sealing properties whilst being recyclable on the curbside.

Contact Sarcina Packaging today to see how we can assist in reducing your environmental impact and improve your environmental credentials.

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