Pathways to Mono-Material Flexible Plastic Packaging

This Pathways to Mono-Material Guide has been developed by the Canada Plastics Pact (CPP) as a tool to support internal and external engagement in line with efforts to improve the recyclability of flexible plastic packaging and films in Canada.

This guidance document is a supplement to CPP’s 5-Year Flexible Plastics Roadmap. The purpose of the Guide is to provide practical information and guidance on the design and manufacturing pathways that enable moving from complex, multi-material flexible plastic packaging to more recyclable mono-material polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP) flexible packaging, where and when it makes sense.

Moving to more mono-material flexible packaging enables the likelihood for increased collection, sortation, and effective mechanical recycling of flexible plastic packaging at scale, with less contaminated/mixed material streams, while avoiding product waste and pollution – thereby advancing the circularity of flexible plastics.

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