A program for assessing recyclability in plastics packaging design, APR's Critical Guidance Recognition is presented to companies for products that solve well-established challenges in sustainable package design. BarrierGuard® OxygenSmart™ has met the high standards for clear PET resins and molded articles, supporting the APR’s design for circularity.
“While traditional barrier systems typically inhibit single stream recycling efforts, our proprietary barrier technology has been formally recognized by APR as being non-detrimental to the clear PET recycling stream,” said Brian Smith, Ring Container President and Chief Operating Officer. “The environment is depending on our industry to create more sustainable solutions to packaging, and Ring is proudly committed to moving plastics technology forward.
BarrierGuard® OxygenSmart™ previously earned the How2Recycle® “Widely Recycled” label with broad acceptance in curbside programs. This proprietary technology reduces the need to create new material from fossil feedstock due to the circular benefits of readily recycled and highly reusable PET. It can also utilize post-consumer recycled content with no effect on barrier protection.
BarrierGuard® OxygenSmart™ can be customized to achieve up to a 24-month shelf life with a range of products including ketchup, other tomato-based sauces, instant coffee, nuts, and baby food among others.