The product, Power Dish, is now delivered to consumers in a reclosable polyethylene (PE) stand-up pouch – developed and produced by Amcor – with a carbon footprint that is up to two-thirds smaller than the package it replaced. The packaging contains 20% post-consumer recycled (PCR) resin, and is itself more easily recycled.
Joe Hunter, director of packaging development at Method, said consumers are increasingly seeking products and packaging that are better for the environment.
“One of Method’s core values is to ‘pioneer the future,’ and this new, more sustainable monofilm pouch is another step in that journey,” said Hunter.
Using PCR resin in flexible packaging reduces the need for virgin petroleum, which shrinks the carbon footprint. This improvement, together with the pack being recyclable, makes the overall carbon footprint 64% smaller when the package is recycled at store drop-off points, said Alex Hayden, VP of R&D for Amcor’s flexible packaging business in the Americas.
Since 2015, Amcor has operated an on-site bottle production facility in Method’s facility in Chicago, annually keeping more than 600 truckloads of finished bottles off the road before they are filled and, in the process, eliminating more than 200 metric tons of carbon-dioxide equivalent emissions.