New PE FlexiBag Recyclable bags are available with reclosability features, including press-to-close and pocket zip. The entire package, including the zipper, is recyclable. The packages are designed specifically to meet the shelf appeal and production efficiencies required by the pet food industry. The bags are supplied in flat, rolled glue, or pinch-bottom configurations. They incorporate high fat, aroma, and moisture barriers, offer good shelf stability, and are 100% airtight and suitable for filling weights up to 44 pounds.
The FlexiBag Recyclable is approved for the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s How2Recycle Store Drop-off Program. The How2Recycle Store Drop-off approval is product specific, so even though this package is approved a brand will need to obtain separate approval for each product.
German pet-food maker Mera Tiernahrung is the first brand to use the premade, mono-material, recyclable plastic bags. A new 12.5-kg/27.6-lb bag of a semi-moist dog food is the largest sustainable FlexiBag Recyclable on the pet food market and has officially been certified for recyclability by Institute cyclos-HTP.