GreenStream™ sustainable packaging
Supporting sustainable packaging goals for brands, C-P’s GreenStream™ line of flexible packaging options designed for sustainability utilizes post-consumer recycled content, recyclable materials, compostable materials, downgauged materials, and/or materials derived from renewable resources.
Store-drop off recyclable flexible packaging
Products that cannot be included in curbside recycling such as plastic bags, wraps, and packaging film can go to local retail stores where they collect plastic grocery bags for recycling, hence the term known a store-drop off recycling.
Our GreenStream™ H2R flexible packaging is from mono-material, 100% polyethylene (PE) that can be recycled at more than 18,000 store drop-off locations across the U.S.
Without compromising durability or resealability, our recycle-ready flexible packaging products reduce environmental impact—while maximizing shelf impact with C-P Flexible Packaging’s best-in-class HD flexographic printing:
- Premade bags & pouches
- HFFS/VFFS rollstock
- Inno-Lok® pre-zippered rollstock
- Shrink sleeve labels
- C-FiT™ stretch sleeve labels
- Cold-seal packaging
- Pillow bags
- Flow wrap
As a member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), we use their How2Recycle system for certifying various recyclable packages. If you’d like to display a How2Recycle logo on your product, which provides a visual informing consumers exactly how to recycle your package, we can assist in this process.
Flexible packaging made with post-consumer recycled content (PCR)
Post-consumer recycled (PCR) flexible packaging options are sourced from raw materials that include recycled plastic (milk jugs, water bottles, etc.) or paper from industrial or post-consumer sources. Plastic/paper waste collected from recycling centers is sorted, sterilized, and repurposed into new packaging options including post-consumer recycled resin.
- Can apply to polypropylene, polyethylene and polyester structures
- FDA-compliance is now offering more options in the food space
- Matches the quality of non-recycled flexible packaging
- Offers the same level of protection, barrier performance, and strength as nonrecycled plastic films
- Allows brands to fulfill sustainability goals without relying on the consumer to recycle or compost package after use
Compostable flexible packaging
Having produced more compostable packaging SKU’s than any other packaging supplier in North America, we offer GreenStream™ C (compostable packaging) options including:
- Compostable lidding
- Compostable overwraps
- Compostable pouches
Made from plant materials, compostable packaging breaks down into non-toxic components. The non-toxic residue can be cycled back into the soil to safely support plant life.
Our multiple compostable structures provide varying properties for barrier, performance, and clarity depending on product shelf life and packaging equipment requirements ideal for several markets such as:
- Ice cream
- Pet treats
- Dietary supplements
Leading BPI-certified Compostable Packaging Supplier
C-P Flexible Packaging offers BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute) certified compostable structures meet specifications for ASTM D6400 ensuring that when mixed with food scraps and yard trimmings, the packaging will break down during the regular composting process within 90 to 180 days of disposal, leaving nothing behind.
We’re the first and only company to offer BPI-certifed compostable coffee pod lidding film designed for the newest generation of single-serve coffee makers.
Flexible packaging made with bio-sourced materials
Created from organic and plant-based materials, biopolymers are an earth-friendly alternative to conventional polymers. GreenStream™ BP (biopolymer usage) flexible packaging rollstock is made from biological sources that help reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of your packaging.
- Technology based on sugar cane, starch, or soy usage
- Can replace some of the fossil-fuel derived materials
- Ideal for polyethylene (PE) solutions
- Market uses include
- Pet food
- Outdoor bag
Flexible packaging made with paper structures
Made with paper materials, GreenStream™ Paper sustainable packaging is recyclable and compostable and is available in a wide variety of formats:
- Premade pouches
- Weber bags
- Die-cut rollstock
GreenStream™ Paper provides recyclability (repulpability) and a distinctive eco-conscious feel for environmentally responsible brands, without compromising durability, machinability or sealing properties.
GreenStream™ Paper recycle-ready packaging can be recycled in locations that accept paper and cardboard.
As a leading supplier of compostable flexible packaging in North America, C-P also provides several proprietary compostable options within the GreenStream™ Paper C sustainable packaging portfolio.