Seventh Generation’s PCR Cap

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Here at Pioneer Packaging, we want you to stay updated on the latest and greatest in the packaging industry. The company we are taking a closer look at this week is Seventh Generation, a subsidiary of Unilever.

Seventh Generation, who is owned by Unilever, recently announced that the cap on their liquid dish soap is now made with 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) polypropylene. In fact, the recycled plastic for the caps are made from discarded plastic clothes hangers. This is a huge step for Seventh Generation’s green effort due to the difficulties associated with making caps out of PCR materials.

Did you know, one of the most challenging things about having recycled materials in packaging is building the proper supply chain to make packaging products? It is hard to make PCR plastic packaging to be as good as virgin plastic. Most people don’t know the complications that are associated with making recyclable packaging. It may seem easy, but there are many problems finding a reliable supply chain to maintain a mass production of recycled materials.

Pioneer wants to keep you informed with new sustainable methods of packaging. Our goal is to help reduce our carbon footprint to make a brighter future for the generations to come. How is your company making a difference to help the environment? Contact us today to find out how you can be more sustainable through packaging.

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