Sustainability Policies

Selig actively pursues a balance between economic growth and responsibility to our employees, customers, the community, and the environment.

The Three Pillars of Selig’s Sustainability Objectives

Sustainable Materials

Mono-Materials
PCR Renewable
Bio/Compostable

Product Solutions

Package Light-Weighting
Shelf Life Increase
Recycle Friendly
Simplified Offerings
Downgauged Materials

Efficient Resource Use

Energy Conservation
Solid Waste Reduction
Water Conservation
Recycling | Scrap Reduction

Sustainability Highlights

Packaging Weight Reduction

The liner can provide a more robust seal allowing weight to be removed from the bottle and closure. In addition, tamper bands may not be needed if the liner can provide tamper evidence.

Increased Shelf Life

In O2 sensitive products, the aluminum foil layer acts as both a gas and moisture barrier, reducing the amount of food wasted due to lack of perceived freshness.

Mono-Material Liners

Single material products such as foam or pulp are generally accepted in most recycling systems, although the ability to capture small items such as liners varies widely across systems.

Post Consumer Recycled

Common liner materials such as aluminum, plastic and pulp are all recycled today, but supply as PCR material is limited for thin gauge processing and use in food applications.  As the demand for PCR use in flexible packaging increases, we believe that more supply will become available.

Chemical Recycling

The complexity of multi-material laminates, such as induction liners, makes them less mechanically recyclable than rigid packaging. Chemical recycling is being developed to capture value from these engineered laminates.

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