Taking a pioneering step toward sustainable food packaging, ProAmpac, the flexible packaging leader, has announced that it is producing a high-barrier pouch made with 25 percent post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials in collaboration with nut butter maker Justin’s.

Pioneering PCR pouch

Adam Grose, chief commercial officer for ProAmpac said: “This flexible package is one of the first commercial pouches for food packaging to combine such a high proportion of PCR material, reducing the carbon footprint of the package without sacrificing the high-barrier snack food requirements. We believe this is a pioneering step in food packaging to further enhance the sustainable advantages of a flexible format.”

Utilising a food-contact FDA-compliant structure, this snack pouch reduces its reliance on virgin resin by using 40% recycled plastic content in the sealant film that equates to 25 percent of the total structure.

The sustainable food packaging has high oxygen and moisture-barrier properties to preserve product freshness, features crisp branded graphics and reduces the package’s total carbon footprint by not relying on 100% virgin polymers.

ProActive collaboration

ProAmpac is advancing the use of sustainable materials in our packaging products, while not sacrificing performance,” Grose continued. “In addition, we’re engaging employees, collaborating with suppliers and customers, and teaming with neighbours to make the communities in which we operate, as well as the packaging we make, even better.”

Justin Gold, founder of Justin’s stated: “Finding ways to make our packaging more sustainable has been a long-time goal and continues to be something we’re committed to, so we were thrilled to find ProAmpac, a valued partner to collaborate with for this initiative on our latest innovation – Nut Butter Covered Nuts. We’re beyond excited to take another step in more sustainable packaging solutions with them.”

To learn more about ProAmpac’s ProActive Sustainability offerings contact Nathan Klettlinger (Nathan.Klettlinger@Proampac.com) or visit the company’s website at ProAmpac.com/Sustainability.

About ProAmpac

ProAmpac is a leading global flexible packaging company with a comprehensive product offering unparalleled in the industry. The company provide creative packaging solutions, industry-leading customer service and award-winning innovation to a diverse global marketplace.

Cincinnati-based ProAmpac is owned by Pritzker Private Capital along with management and co-investors. For more information, visit ProAmpac.com.