The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) has prequalified Inteplast Engineered Film’s (IEF) InteGreen store drop-off recycle-ready barrier films with the How2Recycle store drop-off label, which will allow consumers to discard this packaging at retail stores for recycling. IEF, a plastic film producer based in Livingston, New Jersey, says the store drop-off recycle-ready barrier films come in clear and white versions and are designed for applications that require high oxygen and moisture barriers.
According to a news release from IEF, How2Recycle also provides consumers with a search tool for store drop-off locations, such as Target, Walmart and Wegmans, all of which accept the InteGreen recycle-ready film as well as other polyethylene films.
“Our introducing the store drop-off recycle-ready barrier films is another example of our commitment to bringing sustainable films to our customers,” says Bob Stein, president of IEF. “We are excited that the SPC has prequalified our film and look forward to bringing more solutions under our InteGreen brand to the growing market demand for responsible products.”
IEF launched its InteGreen line of films in November 2020. The company says the line incorporates recycled resins, bio-based materials, home and industrial compostability and store drop-off recycle-ready properties. IEF adds that it is in the process of expanding its recycle-ready portfolio to include other materials such as nylon.
“For our customers, who are the converters that make consumer packaging as well as brand owners who are looking for sustainable packaging options, our InteGreen store drop-off recycle-ready barrier films is the perfect choice. It allows them the option to create consumer packaging for products that require a moisture and oxygen barrier with the option of store drop-off recyclability, all without compromising food safety and shelf life,” says Steve Griggs, director of sales at IEF.
IEF’s InteGreen films are produced at six of its locations—Westborough, Massachusetts; Dalton, Georgia; Prattville, Alabama; Orlando, Florida; Garland, Texas; and Vaughan, Ontario.