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Offering Sustainable Solutions

to stay ahead of regulations and exceed customer expectations

 

 

Life Cycle Thinking is what separates
CRYOVAC® Brand Case-Ready Packaging
from the rest of the pack.

In every facet of our business, we look to science, global standards, and credible data to help inform our decisions and direction. And while the definition of “sustainable packaging” can vary greatly depending on individual needs and perspectives, we take a life cycle approach.

We believe it is critically important to go beyond the traditional focus on end of life to include all possible impacts of a package, from sourcing and manufacturing through design, use, transportation, and recovery. 

Learn more by downloading our new Guide to Sustainable Packaging.
 

NEW for 2021! Our Sustainable Packaging Handbook


Global Concerns / Regional Emphasis

We know that while there are global sustainability concerns like preventing food waste, maximizing recycling, or minimizing carbon footprint, the priorities, solutions, and response timing can vary down to a municipal or sometimes individual level. 

Regulatory changes and the threat of EPR levies can lead any meat processor or retailer to make packaging decisions too quickly, so it's important to work with someone you trust, stay informed, and make the change that’s right for you.

Despite what you may see in the marketplace, the recycling infrastructure for post-consumer flexible plastics is still developing, as are the implementation schemes for regulatory changes around the world. 

We may not have all the answers, but our global footprint and commitment to "making the world better" means we have the resources, insight, and determination to help you meet your sustainability goals - whatever they are and wherever you may be. 

Sustainability means a lot,
but that doesn't mean it has
to be overwhelming.


The path to sustainability can look different to practically anyone, based on where you are and what's most important to you. 

When it comes to sustainable packaging - you need to strike a balance between performance needs, operational and environmental impact, and costs. That's not always easy. So we've put together some articles, videos, graphics, and information on this Sustainable Packaging Resource Center as a way to help you sort things out.

 

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Let's put 80 years of know-how to work for you.

Featured case-ready solutions that deliver sustainability where you need it:

DARFRESH® VACUUM SKIN PACKAGING

automation-friendly format for labor savings

prevents food waste, promotes food safety

right-sized, lightweight

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GLOBAL

HYDROLOQ® BARRIER TRAY

eliminates absorbent pad in MAP

lab-certified recyclable to APCO PREP standards*

incorporates up to 8% recovered resin

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AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND

T-SERIES FILMS

lab-certified recycle-ready using APR and PRE protocols

compatible with RIC4 recycling streams*

versatile for top and/or bottom of vacuum skin or MAP

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AMERICAS, ASIA PACIFIC

PLANT-BASED SEMI-RIGID ROLLSTOCK

powered by PlanticTM plant-based core

PET or recycled-PET outer layers

up to 90% traditional plastic reduction

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NORTH AMERICA

RECYCLE-READY SHRINK BAGS AND ROLLSTOCK

lab-certified recycle-ready using APR and PRE protocols

compatible with RIC4 recycling streams

uses EVOH barrier technology

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EUROPE & UNITED KINGDOM

BDF & rBDF BARRIER DISPLAY FILMS

ultra-thin, lightweight

rBDF contains 30% post-consumer material

with food-grade circular recycled plastic

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BDF - GLOBAL
RBDF - EUROPE & UNITED KINGDOM

*Degree of recyclability will vary depending on scope and availability of collection, sortation and recycling programs.

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