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Recycled content packaging products are more important for moving away from a linear economy and a culture of high waste. Brands in the garden, horticulture, and domestic markets have multiple recycled content packaging options now available, including sources from post-industrial and post-consumer material streams.

The Truth About Plastic Packaging Waste

According to the DCCEEW, the yearly amount of plastic packaging waste, such as food wrappers, in Australia is around 70 billion pieces. It is also estimated that by the year 2050, the amount of plastic will be significantly more than marine wildlife.

This should not be taken lightly because it is our environment and our lives on the line. Every brand, service, and company should take steps to use compostable packaging for their customers.

What is Recycled Packaging?

This refers to packaging materials that have been previously used and then processed into new products.

Recycled packaging can come in various forms, including boxes, bags, bottles, and containers. These materials can be used for a variety of products, from food and beverages to cosmetics and household products.

It’s an important step in sustainability to use recycled packaging because the amount of waste is reduced. Additionally, it conserves resources by using existing materials rather than creating new ones.

Furthermore, it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption. This is typically associated with the production of new packaging materials.

O F Pack produces films, bags, pouches, and cartons using a percentage of recycled materials.

Our recycled content packaging products are print-ready and highly customisable. This helps brands create premium product packs that are more sustainable and beneficial for both the company and the planet.

Recycled Plastic Packaging

We produce PE films & pouches using a percentage of recycled content. We also use recycled PET materials for multi-layer applications. The percentage and type of recycled content are dependent on your packaging choices and how it can fit your customer and product needs.

Most recycled content on the market for packaging is post-industrial (PIR), as this stream of materials are not as contaminated and of better quality. Recycled content packaging is suitable primarily for non-food contact applications, including packaging for fertilisers, soaps and detergents, and hardware. Due to the nature of the materials and performance, flexible packaging is typically only formed using a percentage of recycled content, rather than being 100% recycled materials.

Available Formats

Sustainable Packaging (Recycled Cardboard)

For carton packaging, O F Pack offers products that are made with 100% recycled fibre materials. This includes recycled kraft board for clients looking for an eco aesthetic for their boxes.

The material used can be recyclable, and compostable, reducing waste and carbon footprint. This ensures the company is adding less to landfills, making it better for the business and the environment.

Available Formats

Why Choose O F Pack's
Recycled Content Packaging?

The use of recycled packaging is the maximum benefit of recycling. Using recycled content back into packaging transfers this waste from landfills. The loop of sustainability is closed, which reduces carbon footprint, making it key to a circular economy.

O F Packaging’s recycled content packaging solutions provide effective product protection. At the same time, they’re moving towards sustainability targets like those set in Australia.


Frequently Asked Questions

Many non-food products can be safely packed in recycled content packaging. Examples are non-perishables, personal care items, office supplies, books, clothing, and more. Food items can also be packaged in recycled materials if the packaging has no food contact or using a food-grade recycled resin

We advise customers to check the requirements of their products and production lines prior to committing to recycled content. Using sustainable packaging can only work if products are protected and do not increase wastage in other areas of the supply chain!

Lots of work is being done currently to find better solutions for using recycled content in food contact applications.

There are many solutions available for some products, such as PET bottles, however flexible packaging is a challenge. Due to the thin gauge of packaging films, the different layers, and the overall material, it is hard to get recycled content to be food grade.

Other Products From O F Pack

Recyclable Packing

Our range of more sustainable packaging includes recyclable packaging films and cartons. With years of research and innovation, we’re proud to offer high-barrier, food-grade recyclable packaging films. These products can be used in almost all applications and packaging formats.

It is time to ditch the styrofoam, plastic bags, and other unwanted chemicals in traditional packaging and make the switch. Read more about our recyclable packaging here >

Compostable Packaging

The standards for compostable packaging in Australia are strict and comprehensive. There are different regulations for compostable packaging. Examples are breaking down into harmless substances in a composting environment, and not disintegrating into small pieces or containing materials that could harm the environment.

Compostable packaging that meets this standard can be safely disposed of through commercial composting facilities. O F Pack can help brands make sure their compostable products and packs adhere to these regulations.

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Need more information on recycled content packaging or looking for other packaging products? Contact us now and tell us your packaging requirements.


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