There has been a distinct barrier occurring between Brand Owners and packaging professionals in discussions surrounding recyclability and flexible packaging.
Multi-award winning Australian recycling innovator Plastic Forests is tackling the country's plastic recycling crisis head on with the launch of Mini Wheel Stop™, which is the first Australian made recycled product for inside the home made entirely from mixed plastic film, enabling the public to become part of the solution to the plastic waste crisis.
With most Australians working from home over recent weeks, the nation’s waste and recycling bins have seen increased volumes of packaging and food waste. Decluttering is also back in vogue for many and upgrades to home electronics have added to the piles in garages and on porches waiting to be donated, recycled or destined for landfill.
There is a race on to find solutions for the end of life of plastics, and unfortunately flexible plastics are struggling at the back of the pack. Flexible plastics include soft plastic like bread bags and semi-rigid pouches for pet food and cereals.