What is Green Packaging?
Green Packaging has many shades, so we thought we would help clear up any confusion by explaining some of the differences when it comes to eco-friendly packaging products.

100% Recycled Packaging
Made completely from recycled materials. This could be any combination of post-consumer materials and post-industrial raw materials. For example we offer some products that are made from plastic that comes from recycled milk bottles.

Recyclable Packaging
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The individual parts of the product can be recycled, if broken down. The two major categories are Post-Consumer Recycling and Post-Industrial Recycling Consumer Recycling. Recycling that can be conducted at home. When a consumer is finished with a product, they may choose to throw it away and put it in a land fill or they may choose to recycle or donate the product to be reused by someone else.

1. Curb Side Recyclable Products
can be put into a consumer's home recycling bin to be collected on "trash day". Newspapers, plastic, and aluminum cans are the most common examples of recyclables collected curbside.

2. Drop-Off Center Recyclables
Products that need to be dropped off at a collection site. There is generally no charge to drop off these items that cannot be sent to a landfill. Obsolete electronic equipment and batteries are the most common items collected at drop-off centers

3. Buy-Back Center Recyclables
Products that need to be dropped off at a collection site. The consumer is usually paid for the materials they no longer need. Scrap Metal is the most common recyclable that buy-back centers collect. Industrial Recycling The recycling of materials that are left over after the manufacturing process. 1. For example when we make vinyl binders, there is about a 1/8" to 1/4" strip of vinyl that is removed from the outside edge to improve the appearance of the binder .

Biodegradable Packaging
Packaging that is made from materials that will disintegrate over time without adverse effects to the soil, water or atmosphere. * Paper, Chipboard, and Cardboard are the most common examples. Some plastics are also bio-degradable.

Sustainable Packaging/Renewable Packaging
Packaging that is made from materials are made from resources that are easily produced or replaced. * Wind energy is a renewable resource * Ethanol is a renewable, corn-based, fuel * DuPont makes a corn-based plastic alternative called PLA Comparison of Traditional and Sustainable and Recycled Plastics