More than just the lining
Despite variance in the plastic used for packaging, including lined paperboard, unless separation and collection logistics are in place, plastic or plastic lined products can end up as contaminants in either the recycling or composting stream.
Access to collection for commercial composting facilities and kerbside recycling is essential to divert waste from landfill.
Detpak offers a packaging range which is responsible by design, offering the best end of life solution for single use packaging to ensure valuable resources can be composted or live again.
Alongside a compostable range, we also recognise the value of paper fibre and have developed a recyclable lining solution called RecycleMe™; a next generation lining featuring 40% less plastic, that is easily removed to preserve as much fibre as possible.
Paper products with RecycleMe™ lining are designed for standard recycling systems and qualify for kerbside recyclability2. For paper cup products, kerbside recycling is problematic as takeaway cups do not behave like ‘paper or cardboard’ in a Materials Recovery Facility and are often sent to landfill at this sorting stage, read more here.