Working Together to
Preserve and Protect
We understand the products we make end up in
homes and restaurants worldwide. It is our responsibility
to do the best we can to minimize the environmental
impact of our operations. Whenever possible, ABX
utilizes Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) resin, Post
Industrial Recycled (PIR) resin, or sustainably sourced
plant-based feedstocks for extruding our films.
Paired with our multi-layer extrusion capabilities, we
are continually making strides to reduce the amount
of plastic used in our products.
Let's Work Together
Partnering to Reach Your Sustainability Goals
Today's consumers are demanding more from products when it comes to sustainability. In response,
brand owners have adopted aggressive targets for reducing the environmental impact of their packaging.
With continual down-gauging efforts and Recycle Ready films, ABX is well-equipped to support your organization's sustainability goals.
In Our Operations
We continually optimize our facilities, operations, and processes to reduce waste, save resources, and minimize the use and impact of solvents on our environment.
In Our Products
Innovation is in all we do at ABX, and it applies to sustainability as well. We partner with our customers to provide innovative solutions that meet their sustainable product needs.
Sustainability In Our Facilities
Recycle & Reuse Programs
We have a two-pronged approach to waste reduction: continuously reduce the amount of scrap we generate, and divert any waste from landfills, where possible. Scrap reduction is continuously being optimized at all of our facilities. We use closed-loop edge encapsulation on extruders to minimize edge scrap. Internal scrap is recycled. We also use reusable plastic cores instead of paper cores for rollstock. Extensive waste disposal, hazardous waste, and landfill reduction programs are in place.
Our facilities were constructed with heavy insulation to provide optimal climate control without overuse of energy to heat or cool these large buildings. Several of our facilities have upgraded to high-efficiency chillers, and most have implemented steam leak reduction programs and other climate control programs.
High Efficiency Lighting
LED lighting installed reduces energy usage and enhances our facility environments. Motion sensor lighting installed throughout select warehouses helps save on lighting energy.
Select equipment operates on AC drives to minimize energy consumption. We also use VFD drives and compressed air optimization to decrease energy usage.
Closed-loop chilling on extruders reduces water waste.
Sustainability In Our Products
We offer a wide range of recyclable packaging and films, including the original ABX Recycle Ready film, ASTM 2 and 4 recyclable packaging, and How2Recycle-approved labels.
We offer packaging made from post-consumer recycled (PCR) content, as well as packaging made from renewable resin, industrially-recycled material, and other sustainable solutions such as Ocean-Bound Plastics.
We offer bio-based packaging options and substrates that are biodegradable, compostable, and repulpable - like Marvelcote-A.
As a testament to our sustainable focus, ABX has developed nine recyclable film structures to fit various product needs. These special Recycle Ready films are designed to perform like traditional multi-layer films and are comprised of 100% recyclable materials. Recycle Ready films are suitable for #2 and #4 ATSM Recyclability and are How2Recycle Approved.
We have developed films that help customers use less plastic to protect their products while saving money.
Introduced in 2020, this bio-sourced packaging for bakery items is ideal for organic and environmentally conscious brands.
MarvelCote-A is the most sustainable packaging for lidding applications and is 85% repulpable - meaning most of it can be recycled into other products.
UltraFilm replaces the need for protein packers to wrap their bone-in products with a protectant bone guard layer, reducing the amount of plastic going to our landfills.