The first recyclable shrink wrap for poultry has been launched by Amcor. The proudct is called Eco-Tite R and is a PVDC-free shrink bag for fresh and processed meat and poultry.
It is designed to maximise shelf-life, maintain food safety, reduce food waste and can be recycled in existing polyethylene (PE) plastic recycling streams.
“This is a great step-forward for consumers and an example of how the removal of problematic materials from packaging – something the industry is increasingly focussed on delivering – can provide us with safe, secure and recyclable packaging,” said Rosalia Rosalinova, marketing manager for meat and fresh produce at Amcor.
Amcor Eco-Tite R is a multi-layer, mono-PE packaging which maintains a high barrier to oxygen and water vapour even when exposed to high-moisture environments, such as cooler cases and refrigerators.