To contribute to a greener future, consumers must make sustainable choices. But it is our responsibility to help make that choice as easy as possible. The packaging they are offered must be sorted and recycled properly if it is to stay within the value chain as part of a circular economy.

We design our packaging in alignment with recognised ‘Design for Recycling’ guidelines, such as CEFLEX D4ACE Guidelines. This enables packaging to be recycled while improving the sortability of different types of packaging solutions.

We know that recycling is a shared challenge for consumers, producers, and us - with varying legislation and infrastructure between countries only adding to the complexity. Regardless, we are transforming our packaging portfolio to align with the EU target of having all plastic packaging recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2030.

Many of our solutions are already certified recyclable. To understand more about certifications and regional differences, our experts are at your disposal and will support you in making the greenest choice for your specific geography.

Disposal

Every recycling process begins with the correct separation and disposal of each packaging component.

We are committed to making this as easy as possible for consumers with transparent communication.

Collecting

The disposed packaging components are then collected by local waste management companies and transported to the appropriate sorting facilities.

Sorting

In sorting facilities, individual materials are allocated to various recycling streams.

Whether materials are considered recyclable can differ based on region.

Recycling

Currently, the use of recyclates from post-consumer packaging waste (PCR) in food packaging is limited to recycled PET.

We are continually developing strategies with our partners to increase the share of recycled materials in food packaging and realise a complete circular economy.

Sorting

In sorting facilities, individual materials are allocated to various recycling streams.

Whether materials are considered recyclable can differ based on region.

How can we contribute to better sorting?

The answer to this lies in what we see as the most promising technology in the waste sorting industry:
Digimarc®.

In this process, digital watermarks are integrated into the printed image of the packaging, leading to a revolution along the entire value chain. This revolution begins with the optimisation of internal logistical processes and extends through interaction possibilities at the POS, right through to recycling.

Within the framework of the Digital Watermarks Initiative HolyGrail 2.0, this technology is tested for the sorting function of various recycling plants on a large scale.

Digimarc® enables the sorting of packaging components into the individual recycling streams and will make an immense contribution to the responsible handling of packaging waste in the future.

“With Digimarc®  , the sky is the limit!”

Florian Constabel Head of N.E.X.T. & Digimarc® at Wipak

Product Highlights

from our Recyclable category

GreenChoice by Wipak contains our whole range of sustainable food packaging. Here you will find some of our most important highlights.

Recyclable PP-based flow pack – the new solution replacing
PP-tray packaging for minced meat

BIAXOP ECO XX 50 XPP

  • Certified recyclable
  • 95 % PP
  • 100% product protection with extra high barrier
  • 82% CO2 footprint reduction (compared to conventional
    PP-tray solutions)
  • XPP seal for early sealing initiation temperature

Our product range of BIAXOP ECO films is suitable for flow pack and lidding film applications. Available with different oxygen barrier levels, peel, or tight seal.

PE-based flow pack solutions with medium gas barrier, replacing
typical BOPA/PE structures

BIAXEN ECO 65 X XFP

  • Certified recyclable
  • 90–95 % PE
  • Medium oxygen barrier of 15 cm³/sqm 24h bar (23°C / 50% r.h.)
  • 30% CO2 footprint reduction (compared to common BOPA/PE structures)
  • XFP seal – early sealing initiation temperature
  • The integration of ISCC Plus certified renewable feedstock is possible by a mass balance approach

Our BIAXEN ECO product range is suitable for flow pack and lidding film applications. Available with medium and high oxygen barriers, peel, or tight seal.

Flexible thermoformable packaging
solution, PP-based and certified
recyclable

Lidding:

BIAXOP ECO 70 XX XPP

Bottom:

SC ECO XX 9 XPP

  • 90–95% PP-based packaging
  • Certified for mechanical recycling within the PP or MPO recycling stream*
  • Sealing temperature range: 130–150°C
  • High oxygen barrier for perishable products
  • Temperature resistance: suitable for pasteurisation
    up to 100°C / 1h
  • Excellent mechanical strength, thermoforming, and optical properties. Comparable to PA/PE film of the same thickness range.
  • 50% CO2 footprint reduction
  • SC ECO XX films allow for 60–70% CO2 reduction (compared to common PA/PE films)

*Regional differences in collection and recycling infrastructures to be considered

PE-based solution for perishable goods,
available as an adhesive-free solution

Lidding:

BIAXEN ECO 65 XX XFP

Bottom:

NFO BTM ECO C 200 XX E

  • 90–95% PE-based packaging
  • Certified recyclable within the PE recycling stream*
  • Perfect fit for all product shapes and sizes. Great for applications such as round or square cheese blocks, sliced products, sausages and other meats.
  • Available in a wide range of thicknesses
  • Suitable for pasteurisation
  • 30% CO2 footprint reduction
  • All films are PA-free and adhesive-free solutions (NFO TOP ECO and NFO BTM ECO) are available as well

The integration of ISCC Plus certified renewable feedstock is made possible with a mass balance approach, ensuring we contribute to the sourcing of sustainable raw materials.

*Regional differences in collection and recycling infrastructures to be considered

Reclosable and recyclable –
the latest member of our renowned REPAK® TOP product family

Lidding:

REPAK® TOP ECO 80 XX XPP

Bottom:

NICE ECO XX 17 PP

  • Reclosable packaging solution based on minimum 90% PP
  • Good recyclability in PP or MPO recycling stream*
  • Excellent formability and mechanical strength for the bottom film, able to compete with semi-rigid APET/PE films
  • 25% material reduction
  • Excellent product protection and freshness preservation via the integrated reclose function
  • 42% CO2 footprint reduction

*Regional differences in collection and recycling infrastructures to be considered

Recyclable spouted pouch solutions
optimised for liquids such as baby food

BIAXOP ECO XXX 110 XX

WHITE XPP

  • 90-95% PP mono-material
  • Spout, cap and pouch made from the same material
  • No metallic aluminium layer
  • Extra high barrier solutions for long shelf life
  • 27% CO2 footprint reduction
  • Available as WIIMA® system solution
  • Certified recyclable*

*Regional differences in collection and recycling infrastructures to be considered

Retortable and recyclable pouches for long shelf life –
replacing laminates containing aluminium

BIAXOP ECO BP XXS 115

WHITE XXS PPS

  • 90–95% PP-based mono-material
  • No aluminium layer
  • Sterilisable up to 121°C/1h
  • High performance sealing layers to ensure tight sealing – secure and leak-proof
  • Sealing temperatures: 150–160°C
  • 20% CO2 footprint reduction
  • Certified recyclable*

*Regional differences in collection and recycling infrastructures to be considered

Interested in other packaging
solutions from our
RECYCLABLE category?

Contact our experts today!