The co. announces its partnership with Packaging 2.0 LLC to introduce the SmartCycle(TM) 150 line of PET films. Made from recycled plastic bottles, the films can be used to produce general-purpose and food-contact thermoforming for trays, clamshells, surface-sealed blisters and other containers. Processed with renewable energy, SmartCycle 150 films are guaranteed by the co. to contain a minimum of 50 percent post-consumer-recycled content (plastic bottles). The films also comply with FDA regulations for direct food contact and are certified to meet domestic packaging regulations, the co. says. An option for sustainability, the films are used to make containers featuring the SmartCycle logo, which gives consumers the ability to make educated choices on their purchases. The process of making packaging from recycled plastic bottles can save energy, natural resources and ultimately, aims to spur collection of bottles and potentially custom packaging. At the end of the use cycle, the goal of the SmartCycle mark is to help facilitate actual recycling—not "down-cycling," according to the co. SmartCycle packages could potentially be reprocessed into new containers along with bottles made from like PET-based plastics.
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