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sustainable packaging

At ePac, it's important that we help brands like yours make informed decisions when it comes to finding the right eco-friendly packaging. Let us help your brand fulfill its sustainability goals and lessen its carbon footprint by choosing from our sustainable packaging product line.
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sustainable packaging options

Recyclable PE-PE Films

Our 100% Polyethylene (PE) films are fully recyclable and are customizable to include high-barrier structures, providing optimal product protection. Similar to standard pouch constructions, our recyclable high-barrier films are oxygen and water vapor resistant and feature photo-quality graphics. Our recyclable films are Store Drop-off compliant.

Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Films

Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) films are another environmentally friendly packaging option. After recyclable packaging (ex: milk cartons or water bottles) have fulfilled their life cycle, they are diverted from landfills and converted into other commodities, such as new packaging material. The new packaging uses ~28% less virgin polymer, since it’s replaced by PCR resins. By using PCR films in our packaging, we are able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by ~15.25%.*

*Source: https://how2recycle.info/calculator

Compostable Films

Our compostable films are perfect for brands seeking a fully-compostable packaging option. At the end of the product life cycle, this type of packaging can be broken down into non-toxic components. It will return to the soil without harming, and will actually nourish, surrounding plant life.

*Due to uncertainty in the supply chain, ePac cannot currently offer this product. Please leave us your email if you’d like to be notified when it’s available.

All of our sustainable packaging is FDA compliant for direct food contact.

eco-friendly solutions

sustainable printing + Inks

Our HP digital printers consume less energy and emit fewer greenhouse gases than traditional printers. Our polymer-based inks are compostable and do not contain hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).

solventless lamination

ePac’s quick-drying and environmentally friendly lamination process keeps Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) out of Consumer Packaged Goods.

recyclable + pcr zippers

Our press-to-close zippers are made from recyclable plastic so there is no need to deconstruct this portion of packaging in order to make it Store-Drop off compliant. We also offer post-consumer recycled (PCR) child-resistant zippers.

recycling labels

Our dual-layer recyclable films meet the requirements for the How2Recycle “Store Drop-Off” program. Alternatively, the combination of the #2 Resin ID code and generic store drop-off symbol can be used to show consumers how to recycle your packaging.

reduce waste + excess inventory

One of the many benefits of our digital printing platform is that it makes it possible for us to print to demand, without the cost or waste associated with conventional printing plates.

Our customers have the freedom to make last-minute changes to text, images, and graphics on their packaging, run unique designs on multiple SKUs and commit to low minimum orders. By doing so, they drastically reduce their packaging obsolescence due to outdated or excess inventory.

Our digital printing, paired with sustainable films, allows brands to offer their consumers a more eco-friendly flexible package.

Click here to learn more about the sustainability of digital printing.

“It took a long time to find a good vendor with low minimum orders and a good price point. I only wish I would have found [ePac] sooner. I wouldn’t have nearly as many pouches as I have right now, and I’d have more cash in the bank.”

— Andrew Dunbar
owner, Kakosi Chocolate Company

high-quality sustainable packaging

Fulfill your sustainability initiatives without sacrificing quality. Your packaging can still shine while performing at a high-level, leaving your customers happy that they’re investing in a brand that’s committed to bettering the world. Features available include:

  • High-barrier films
  • Photo-quality images
  • Glossy or matte finishes
  • Transparent + clouded windows
  • Puncture and tear-resistant
  • Press-to-close zippers

sustainable packaging faqs

What makes our sustainable packaging different?

ePac offers a variety of digitally printed, custom sustainable packaging options for brands for all sizes. Whether you’re looking for recyclable packaging or Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) packaging, we’re here to help your brand fulfill your sustainability goals and lessen your carbon footprint.

What are some pouch options?

The majority of our recyclable, post-consumer recyclable (PCR) and compostable packaging is customizable to include any of the following:

  • High vapor barriers that block moisture, oxygen, and aroma from entering or exiting the package
  • Different hang hole options
    • Round
    • Sombrero
  • Transparent or clouded windows
  • Glossy or matte finishes
  • Puncture and tear-resistant
  • Tear notches
  • Closures including:
    • Press-to-close zippers
    • Certified Child-Resistant zippers (pouch is recyclable)
  • Available in a wide range of sizes
  • Pouch bottom / gusset options including DOY Seal, K-Seal, Plow Bottom, 3 side Seal (3SS).

We strive to provide solutions for each person. For custom requests, please contact our team here or by calling us at 844-623-8603.

What types of film structures does ePac offer?

Our recyclable films are made from 100% Polyethylene (PE) and come in high-barrier film options to protect your product from environmental factors and retain product quality. You can add the How2Recycle logo, or combination of the #2 Resin Identification Code (ASTMD7611) for HDPE recycling streams and a generic Store Drop-off symbol on your packaging to educate consumers on how to recycle your package.

In our post-consumer recyclable (PCR) films, 25-30% of each film layer is comprised of PCR content :

  • PET print web – 30% PCR
  • metPET barrier layer – 30% PCR
  • LLDPE sealant web – from 25% PCR

The materials used to create this film came from a previously created, used and recycled product.

Our compostable packaging is ideal for energy bars, snack foods, coffee, tea, confection, etc. Compostable packaging is eco-friendly, as it uses microorganisms to break down into non-toxic particles that nourish the soil returns to.

All of our films are FDA-compliant for direct food contact.

Do your sustainable films perform as well as your regular films?

Absolutely. Our recyclable films come in high-barrier options, just like our non-recyclable films. Prior to releasing new products and capabilities, all of our films and final products undergo rigorous testing internally at our manufacturing plants and externally with our customers’ production process/machinery.

Can you assist me with labeling my packaging correctly?

Of course. We can use the #2 Resin ID Code alongside a generic store drop-off logo, or if you have enrolled in the How2Recycle program, we can use the logo they’ve provided.

Are your recyclable films store drop-off only?

Since recycling programs vary greatly from state to state and within each municipality, store-drop off is the most reliable method at this time. You can find a drop-off location nearby to ensure that your items will be directed to the right place.

What are the pouch dimensions?

We can create custom-sized lay-flat and stand up pouches, as well as roll stock for your brand. Additionally, we can provide you with our standard sized products if you’re unsure of where to begin.

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