Hi Clarity #2 Recycle Produce Pouch
USP and Bassett Packaging Sales have partnered to create our NEW HiC2 pouch.
- Compliant with #2 Recycle waste stream (HDPE)
- Able to say “RECYCLABLE” on the package, not just show the symbol*.
- Maintain Hi Clarity for Produce
- Maintains Thickness of industry standard
- Complies with film requirements of high-quality ROTO printing.
- Seamless replacement for current industry standard SUP (currently a #5 or #7)
- Also compliant with #4 Recycle Waste Stream and can show symbol #4 yet cannot state as LDPE recyclable in verbiage on pouch.
HOW CAN WE NOW CLAIM RECYCLABILITY WITH THIS NEW POUCH?
- Film and zipper made from 100% Polyethylene.
- Density of film is compliant with the HDPE #2 recycle stream.
- Per FTC guidelines, only #1 and #2 plastics recycle streams are available to 60% of the consumers and therefore can be called “recyclable”. This means that over 60% of the US Population has the ability to recycle these pouches. For example, #4, #5 and #7 fall below this threshold and legally cannot claim recyclability.
- USP has developed a film lamination that meets this standard and is fit for use.
- Meets H2R Recycle Standard
Frequently Asked Questions About
- Is the Zipper Recyclable? Yes, it is made from Polyethylene and within the standards set by Recycling Associations.
- Is this pouch biodegradable/compostable? No, but it can be. Contact United Source Packaging or Bassett Packaging Sales for additional information.
- Can I use the words “RECYCLABLE” on my package? Yes, The FTC requires that in order to say “RECYCLABLE” on a package, that type of plastic must be available to 60% of consumers, which HDPE, a #2 symbol, is considered to be, and accepted by consortiums such as How2Recycle.
- I currently have a #5 or a #7 recycle symbol on my package. Isn’t that recyclable? NO. Those plastics recycle streams are not available to 60% of consumers so are not considered recyclable.
- Ink and adhesive are not PE. Why is HiC2 considered recyclable? Ink and adhesive are a very small weight percentage of the package and fall within the guidelines set by Recycling Associations.