After its recognition by RecyClass (Plastics Recyclers Europe) last year, the US version of the pioneering mono-material HDPE tube and flip top cap have been formally recognized by APR and is now compatible with established, at-scale HDPE bottles recycling streams.
“Making all our tubes recycling-ready is the first step in our journey towards circularity.”, says Gilles Swyngedauw, Vice-President CSR and Innovation at Albéa. “This official recognition will now accelerate the journey, enabling brands to transition their portfolio and help them to deliver on their public sustainability commitments”.
The recognized tube is a mono-material, downgauged web with white masterbatch, assembled with an HDPE shoulder. The cap is a proprietary mono-material flip-top, convenience cap made of blow-molding HDPE grade. The cap is compatible with bestselling Greenleaf 2 plastic-barrier laminate tube.