At Indepak we are committed to limiting our impact on the environment, and we’ve been passionate about reducing, re-using and recycling for many years. When it comes to thermoform packaging, we have many options that help our clients improve their sustainability as well.

First of all, Indepak goes beyond the ISO 14001 requirements. These are standards that are set for businesses regarding environmental management. Not only are we ISO 14001 certified, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to lessen our environmental impact in every area of our company.

Thermoform packaging is created using thermoplastic materials, and most of these materials are highly recyclable. Two of the materials that you might consider for your thermoform packaging include polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE). These two thermoplastics can be recycled easily and are accepted by the vast majority of curbside recycling programs in the United States. However, there are many other thermoplastics to consider for your thermoform packaging and these can be recycled in many places throughout the country.

In addition to the aforementioned thermoplastic, there are some innovative bio-based plastics available for your thermoform packaging. For instance, we have some starched-based bioplastics that you might be able to use for your thermoform packaging. Post-consumer grade materials also a great option to consider and we offer that as well. Virtually every material we use during production can be recycled.

In addition to using many recyclable materials, we also create thermoform packaging designs that limit waste. It also is important to note that any excess thermoplastic trimmed off after each package has been created will be recycled and then used again. We also take recycling very seriously in general. After all, as residents of Portland, we are in one of the most environmentally innovative cities in the United States and everyone here is enthusiastic about recycling, reusing and renewing.

For many of our clients, sustainability is very important and we understand and will do whatever it takes to provide you with the best, most sustainable options for your thermoform packaging.

Take a look at our home page and click on the Sustainability tab to learn more about our goals and commitment to reducing our impact on the environment. This page also details some help industry terms in regards to sustainability. If you have further questions or wish to get started with the design of your custom thermoform packaging, call or email today.