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
Shelf Life Increase
Efficient Resource Use
Solid Waste Reduction
Recycling | Scrap Reduction
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.
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.
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.