The company said that RE: MONO was designed to have less impact on the environment while prioritising functionality, convenience, and food safety
End-to-end packaging supplier Grounded Packaging has launched a new recyclable, flexible packaging solution made of 83% recycled materials, RE: MONO.
Grounded Packaging’s latest product offers the food companies a sustainable packaging option in comparison to conventional products that are frequently non-recyclable and end up in landfills and the environment.
The company said that RE: MONO was designed to have less impact on the environment while prioritising functionality, convenience, and food safety.
Grounded Packaging has made post-consumer recycled film laminate from discarded plastic from recycling streams like milk bottles and plastic bags.
According to the firm, RE: MONO has a 57% reduced environmental footprint compared to virgin plastic packaging.
It is a mono-material, recyclable #4 (Low-density Polyethylene) soft and flexible material that can be recycled into the same thing at end-of-life.
Grounded Packaging co-founder Ben Grant said: “We are excited to be launching our mono-material product, RE: MONO, an alternative to the plastic that is an indispensable packaging material for most food producers and retailers.
“The packaging we’re launching today has been deemed unattainable by other flexible packaging manufacturers, and we look forward to bringing to market more sustainable products like RE: MONO that are helping consumers and brands join the fight against the climate crisis.”
In order to create a higher quality product suitable for food contact in all of their products, Grounded Packaging has been working with partners to regulate sourcing, material sortation, and blending within its post-consumer recycled material.
The company has pledged to remove four million kilograms of ocean-bound plastic by the end of this year.