As part of our TruRenu™ sustainable flexible packaging portfolio, the recyclable STANDCAP is a major win for the environment, consumers, retailers, and food safety.
After a multi-year development process, Glenroy has received Critical Guidance Recognition from the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) for the recyclable STANDCAP. As a complete eco-friendly alternative to rigid plastic and glass bottles, the 100% Polyethylene recyclable STANDCAP is a major win for the environment, consumers, brands, retailers and food safety.
As part of the TruRenu™ sustainable flexible packaging portfolio, the recyclable STANDCAP is poised to revolutionize flexible plastic recycling. It delivers all of the environmental benefits with up to:
- 43% less plastic (by weight).
- 42% less fossil fuel consumption.
- 52% less greenhouse gas emissions.
- 70% less water usage.
- 30% less landfill waste
And, the recyclable format is poised to reduce landfill waste even more as this structure enters the recycling stream. If you ever considered switching to STANDCAP, now is the perfect time to advance your brand, positively impact the environment and excite consumers with the easy-to-use recyclable STANDCAP.
See the full results of the recyclable STANDCAP vs. rigid plastic packaging for condiments/sauces.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Isn't this still flexible packaging? Does it have multiple layers of material which means it's not recyclable?
2. How do I recycle the recyclable STANDCAP? Do I need to cut it open and remove all the product, or rinse it out somehow?
First, check to be sure that your STANDCAP has the #2 HDPE logo on it.
It’s important that if your STANDCAP does not have this logo on it that you don’t put it in your recycling bin. If your STANDCAP does have this logo, great! That means it is ready to be recycled. Simply squeeze out as much of the product from the recyclable STANDCAP as you can, remove the cap and discard it, and place the recyclable STANDCAP in your recycling bin. If your community accepts #2 HDPE plastic, the recyclable STANDCAP can be put into your curbside recyclable bin. #2 plastic is a commonly recycled plastic and is what many laundry detergent bottles and milk jugs are made from. Please do not cut open the recyclable STANDCAP to try and remove excess product! At the recycling facility, the recyclable STANDCAP is ground up and goes through a “rinsing” process, where all the residual product is washed off the plastic. In short, there is no need to do any rinsing at home. Your community may not accept the recyclable STANDCAP for recycling. Please check with your local community programs.