Agricultural cooperative Ocean Spray has partnered with US-based flexible packaging and prepress solutions supplier Bryce to develop a recyclable stand-up-pouch.
The packaging can be recycled in stores under How2Recycle’s Store Drop-Off programme.
Ocean Spray’s partnership with Bryce is part of the cooperative’s continued commitment to making more recoverable packaging solutions.
The packaging is the result of almost two years of collaboration between the two parties.
Made from Bryce’s BryCyclable high-performance polyethylene, the solution will be used for Ocean Spray’s Craisins dried cranberries.
The pouch makes use of Bryce’s high-definition flexographic printing, high-opacity inks and registered matte coatings.
It will be available to purchase at costco.com and other club stores from this year, in both roll stock and pre-made stand-up-pouch formats.
Ocean Spray commodity manager Tracey Todesco said: “We are thrilled to commercialise this innovative, Store Drop-off recyclable stand-up-pouch, and proud to take another big step toward our goal of transitioning our global packaging portfolio to one day be fully recyclable, reusable or compostable.
“Bryce played an integral role in this milestone and we appreciate their passion for innovation and commitment to developing sustainable packaging.”
Bryce research and development vice-president Patrick Clark said: “Ocean Spray and Bryce have a long-standing passion for innovation and a commitment to developing packaging materials that support a circular economy.
“This collaboration reaffirms that promise and we are grateful to participate in this exciting launch.”
Founded in 1930, Ocean Spray is owned by more than 700 cranberry farmers in the US, Canada and Chile.
The cooperative’s cranberries are currently used in more than 1,000 products in more than 100 countries worldwide.
In January, ProAmpac launched a premium high-barrier recyclable snack packaging using its ProActive recyclable R-1000 film for Ocean Spray’s Craveology Tuscan Herb snack mix.