Are Thermoformed Plastics Recyclable?

Yes! Thermoformed plastics are recyclable. Easypak proudly designs and manufactures recyclable and eco-friendly products.

 

Why Recycle Thermoformed Plastics?

As consumer trends increase the demand for sustainable products, it has created much interest in the plastic packaging industry. Thermoformed plastics are a great choice because it’s a cost-effective and responsible way to manufacture packaging. On average, the packaging costs about 10% to 15% less than plastic packaging created via injection molding. Tooling costs are lower and product development time is shorter, a chief consideration when time-to-market is important.

Our thermoplastic options include polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE), which are two of the easiest thermoplastics to recycle, as well as other materials such as PP.

When you choose recyclable plastics, you’re helping the environment by reducing waste.

Products that are recycled can have another life in the form of many items, including:

  • Packaging
  • Tote bags
  • Clothing
  • Pens
  • Sports and Gym Equipment
  • Playground Equipment
  • Crafts
  • Carpeting and Rugs
  • Textiles
  • Insulation
  • And so much more!

 

How Does Easypak Recycle Plastic?

As leaders in the plastic packaging industry, it’s our duty to be transparent about our manufacturing procedures. We’ve developed ways to minimize material usage waste while maximizing usage of recycled products.

Our recycling process is simple. Once items are thermoformed, any scraps are collected to be used back in the production process. In addition to reusing plastic scraps, we also reuse water to contribute to our zero-waste goal. It’s all a part of our commitment to sustainability.

 

Easypak uses recycled materials to minimize virgin plastic usage. In fact, 75% of our plastic packaging is made from reused materials. And in 2019 alone, we were able to reground 9.6 million pounds of scrap packaging!

 

Recycling Plastic Packaging

At Easypak, we understand the importance of recyclable materials. Our focus is on producing the best thermoformed plastic packaging on the market while remaining sustainable and environmentally conscious. We are able to achieve this through the materials we use and our manufacturing process.

View our materials table to learn more about the recyclability of our different materials.

 

Get in touch with us today. Our packaging professionals will help you explore our many thermoformed plastic packaging options so that you can find or design the perfect container.