What is a 100% Recyclable Pouch?

Made from mono-material, 100% polyethylene (PE), clean, dry, 100% PE pouches can be recycled at store drop-off locations found at many supermarkets and grocery stores.

What makes a pouch 100% recyclable? 

A 100% recyclable pouch is crafted from a mono-material, typically comprising LDPE (Low-Density Polyethylene) or HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene). This mono-material composition ensures that the pouch can be easily recycled without the need for complex separation processes, making it an eco-friendly choice for packaging solutions.

Advantages of 100% Recyclable Pouches 

These pouches offer a multitude of benefits, ranging from environmental sustainability to practicality. Not only do they minimize waste by being fully recyclable, but they also contribute to the reduction of the carbon footprint associated with traditional packaging materials. Additionally, their lightweight and flexible nature make them an ideal choice for various products, including food items, cosmetics, and household goods.

Embracing How2Recycle 

How2Recycle is a prominent store-front recyclable program that provides consumers with clear and concise recycling instructions on product packaging. By featuring the How2Recycle label on our 100% recyclable pouches, we empower consumers to make informed recycling decisions, furthering our mission of promoting sustainable practices.

100% recyclable pouches represent a significant advancement in sustainable packaging solutions. At Elk, we are proud to champion this eco-friendly alternative, aligning with our commitment to promoting packaging solutions that are better for the planet. By embracing 100% recyclable pouches and supporting initiatives like How2Recycle, we pave the way towards a greener, more sustainable future for generations to come.

Packaging Formats

Gusseted Stand-up Pouch, 2 or 3 Side Seal, Roll-stock

Available Gauges

1.9 to 5.0 mil
OTR Film Barrier = 0.05
MVTR Film Barrier= 0.15

Finishing Options

Matte Coating, Spot Gloss, Zip-lock, Powder-proof  Zip-lock, Window, Made from PCR (Post Consumer Waste Resin)

Appropriate Products

Heavy Products, Snacks, Flours, Pet Food, Cleaning Products


SB 54 is a landmark packaging law that requires 100% of packaging in the state of California to be recyclable or compostable by 2032. This means a 25% cut in plastic packaging and 65% of all single-use plastic packaging must be recycled.

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