USA: Recycled Plastics Can Be Used in Packaging for Foods

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has no objection regarding the suitability of Envision’s product – made from US sourced recycled food packaging – when used at levels up to 100 percent in packaging for fatty foods and spirits. According to the company, the authority’s permit makes EcoPrime “the only post-consumer recycled HDPE resin for which FDA has granted a favorable review for use in packaging all food types up to retort temperature conditions”. The recycled and recyclable HDPE resin can be readily integrated into existing manufacturing processes for the packaging of food and beverages as well as for beauty, cosmetic and personal care products, while immediately elevating a brand’s integrity of its packaging and product, Envision Plastics assures. Envision Plastics was established in 2001. Since then, the company has produced over 750 million pounds of recycled resin. In June 2014, it was acquired by Consolidated Container Company, a developer and manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging solutions in North America, and continues to operate as a distinct business within the CCC family.

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