Amcor has launched the first packaging product made from its recyclable high-barrier polyolefin film.

AmLite Ultra Recyclable can be recycled in existing polyolefin streams, and is usable for food, home and personal care, and pharmaceutical products. Available formats include pillow pouches, bags, stand-up and spoited pouches, tray and container lidding, and stick packs.

According to Luca Zerbini, vice president of marketing, innovation, and sustainability at Amcor, the product is part of Amcor’s pledge to make all its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.

“Our recyclable laminate delivers high-barrier protection, can be used on our customers’ filling machines, and can be recycled where polyolefin collection and recycling streams exist.

“AmLite Ultra Recyclable will help solve sustainability challenges for consumer goods brands, pharmaceutical companies and retailers, and help keep plastics out of the environment,” said Zerbini.

AmLite Ultra Recyclable and Standard Recyclable also reduce a pack’s carbon footprint by up to 64 per cent compared with aluminium or metallised barriers, the company says.

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