Paper or plastic? 6 sustainable foodservice packaging options for both: Page 5 of 5

By Rick Lingle in Sustainable Packaging on May 13, 2019

Eco-Blend (left above) and Ultra-Post (right) T-shirt style bags

Development of post-consumer content in plastic carry out bags and can liners has been a focus of the Novolex R&D Team; Eco-Blend and Ultra-Post T-shirt style bags are two notable product lines in this area. Novolex also has the Bag-2-Bag program in which more than 30 million pounds of t-shirt bags are collected and reprocessed as part of closed loop and circular economy initiatives.

Materials and structure Ultra-Post contains 40% post-consumer recycled content and is available as  2.25-mil polyethylene.

Introduced 2016

Status/interest Ultra-Post has been used by many medium and large grocery chains in California. This product is focused on the California market, and Novolex sales continue to grow in this area.

Also, Novolex’s recycling plant works with bag manufacturing plants throughout the region to reprocess plastic scrap from their production lines for the Bag-2-Bag program. The company reports that it also uses post-consumer recycled content from various vendors and customers. For more about Bag-2-Bag, read  Novolex Bag-2-Bag System closes loop for plastic bags, published April 2019 by sister publication PlasticsToday.


For more information, visit Novolex.


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Rick Lingle

Rick Lingle is senior technical editor of Packaging Digest. He’s been a packaging media journalist since 1985 specializing in food, beverage and plastic markets. He has a chemistry degree and has worked in food industry R&D for Standard Brands/Nabisco and the R.T. French Co. Reach him at [email protected] or 630-481-1426.

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