Berry Global Tubes Recognized by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – October 21, 2020 – Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) is proud to announce that their polyethylene squeezable tubes have been recognized by the APR as meeting and exceeding APR’s HDPE-01 Critical Guidance. This recognition is based on the technical recyclability of the packaging tube innovation with the HDPE bottle stream. The recognition culminates from a rigorous process that involved regrinding standard production tubes into pellets which were then tested for density, moisture and substrate percent.
Five different tube formats, with varying levels of substrate, barrier materials and decoration processes, including flexographic and silk screen printing, were included in the test.
“Tubes are the ideal packaging format for a growing number of products around the world. Consumers really like the convenience and performance that comes with a tube” says Diane Marret, Sustainability Director, Berry Global. “It’s important that we ensure that tubes are part of the sustainable packaging story”, she continues. “With the APR recognition, brand owners can feel confident that Berry’s tubes support their sustainability goals.”
Berry Global places a firm focus on creating a positive environmental impact through streamlined operations, continuously engaged partners, and optimized, eco-friendly products. Through their determination to minimize waste and natural resource usage, they believe they can increase both recycling access and recycling rates.
In 2019, Berry announced their sustainability strategy through a Company initiative named Impact 2025. As part of this initiative, they focused on further increasing the positive impact they have through their products, performance, and partners with a long-term plan for the year 2025. This recognition by APR is an important part of this commitment.
Berry is a leading provider of laminate and extruded tubes to the beauty, personal care, healthcare, home care, automotive and food industries. Berry offers tubes in a variety of sizes and colors with a broad selection of decorating processes include Soft Touch, hot stamping, cold foil, silk screen, flexographic printing, and registered embossing/debossing with both matte or glossy finishes. Berry manufactures the sheet, forms and decorates the tube and produces a variety of complementary closures.
APR, “The Voice of Plastics Recycling” is the international trade association representing the plastics recycling industry. It works to enhance quality and increase supply through technical resources, testing programs, design solutions, corporate training, regulatory leadership and education programs.
Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY), headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of ‘Always Advancing to Protect What’s Important,’ and proudly partners with its customers to provide them with value-added protective solutions that are increasingly light-weighted and easier to recycle or reuse. The Company is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative rigid, flexible, and nonwoven products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry, a Fortune 500 company, has approximately 47,000 employees and generated $12.6 billion of pro forma net sales in fiscal year 2019, from operations that span over 290 locations on six continents.
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