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Recyclable post-consumer recycled (PCR) laminate

Our Wastemade™ RE:MONO laminate is made from up to 85% post-consumer recycled (PCR) material. The carbon footprint is approximately half that of conventional plastic made from virgin fossil fuels. Food safe with a high barrier to oxygen and moisture.


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The Good

  • LDPE is a highly recyclable material and has wide application across numerous packaging formats and industries
  • Recycled LDPE is relatively abundant and affordable, and as such it makes for an easy alternative for businesses looking to move away from virgin plastic• It has a considerably lower carbon footprint compared to virgin LDPE
  • Transitioning to recycled materials has a positive effect across the wider recycling economy as it creates demand for recycled content where historically there has been none
  • The recycling industry is a critical part of any functioning circular economy and by increasing demand for recycled materials to aids in the development of critical recycling systems and infrastructure
  • Due to its inert nature, if LDPE ends up in landfills it gradually reforms into biogenic carbon over time instead of generating greenhouse gas emissions

The Bad

  • Soft plastic recycling is challenging. This material either needs to go into a dedicated polyethylene stream (#4) or a drop-off soft plastics collection stream, which are limited although growing rapidly
  • The material is softer than oil-based plastic films, meaning more material is required to achieve a rigid structure often required for pouch making
  • It is not biodegradable or compostable and if it ends up in the environment it is likely to be there for many years before turning into biogenic carbon

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