Deja-Vu: The Recycled Content Obstacle Isn’t a New One

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Less than 30 years ago, mandating 20% recycled content in paper products sent shockwaves through the industry, driving up recycled pulp prices, demanding legislation and industry to fund/find innovative ways to increase quality recycled usage.

Fast forward to today and most paper products contain post-consumer material. This is a great historical comparable of the journey the plastics packaging industry is taking. With great innovation and collaborations, the future of sustainable plastic is bright.

Silgan Plastics is proud to continue leading the charge and participating in the growth of the circular plastics economy of tomorrow! We have been using recycled content for nearly 20 years! A robust circular plastic economy IS possible!