Sonoco Advances Sustainable Flexible Packaging Options with Expansion of Solutions for Store Drop-off Recyclability

Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the most sustainable global packaging companies, announced it has been pre-qualified for How2Recycle® Store Drop-off labels for the EnviroFlex™ PE line of mono-material flexible packaging products.

The EnviroFlex brand is part of Sonoco’s sustainable packaging portfolio, EnviroSense®, packaging with tomorrow in mind. Sonoco recognizes the critical importance of developing sustainable packaging solutions that will better protect and preserve the planet for future generations. The EnviroSense line supports Sonoco’s purpose of Better Packaging, Better Life.

EnviroFlex™, a suite of sustainable flexible packaging options, includes solutions focused on recyclability, compostability and the use of post-consumer recycled content. Within the offering of recycle-ready solutions, the following items have received the How2Recyle pre-qualification for the Store Drop-off recyclable label:
*EnviroFlex™ PE Premade Pouches and Rollstock *EnviroFlex™ PE Bags *EnviroFlex™ PE Cold Seal Flow Wrap

Within each of these product options are specific solutions available in pre-qualified structures including clear, opaque, and monolayer with high barrier options available. Securing this label for on-pack claims is the responsibility of the brand owner.

“As an industry leader in value-added flexible packaging, we take pride in our ability to develop solutions that meet the needs of our customers’ high speed filling lines and high barrier product protection while meeting consumers’ desires for more sustainable solutions,” said Russell Grissett, President Sonoco Flexible Packaging. “Receiving this pre-qualification label for Store Drop-off recycling is an important milestone in our journey, confirming our packaging will help brands reach their desired recyclability claims.”

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