Certify BOPP Films for HDPE Recycling under Critical Guidance Protocol

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Certify BOPP Films for HDPE Recycling

Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials today announced that it’s Clear Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) film portfolio had been certified to comply with the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) Critical Guidance Protocol for HDPE recycling. 

Critical Guidance Protocol for HDPE recycling

The Avery Dennison BOPP portfolio is the first to pass testing, and the company is committed to expanding the portfolio of film materials with pressure-sensitive emulsion acrylic adhesives that meet the APR HDPE Critical Guidance moving forward. The announcement gives brands in the personal care and beauty space, as well as other segments that use Avery Dennison clear BOPP films on high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastics, validation that the labels stay with the container without impacting the recycling process. 
The APR Critical Guidance is a comprehensive laboratory-scale protocol used to assess the compatibility of packaging innovations with reclamation systems. The Critical Guidance for HDPE-CG-01 was released on July 20, 2020. Avery Dennison is the first label manufacturer to achieve certification by the new guidelines. The company has previously achieved certification with APR Critical Guidance for PET plastics.
“We are committed to continually enhancing and validating our products’ recyclability and are pleased that our BOPP films quickly achieved APR Critical Guidance for HDPE labeling,” said Tina Hart, vice president of strategic innovation. “This certification gives our customers the confidence that they are working with a global partner at the forefront of industry-wide sustainability initiatives. We are committed to enabling them to achieve their sustainability objectives and respond to consumer demands for recyclable packaging.”
“APR is pleased to recognize innovative label suppliers like Avery Dennison that have moved quickly to complete our Critical Guidance Test Protocol for HDPE,” said Steve Alexander, APR President & CEO. “Their collaboration with the APR will help brands achieve their sustainability goals and meet the growing demand from consumers for recyclable packaging.”
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