Dechra Veterinary Products has launched fully recyclable packaging for its new organic range of ‘Specific pet food’ as the company continues its ‘Circle of Good’ commitment to provide more ethical choices for pet owners.
According to the business, the new packaging features single layers of the same recyclable plastic with a gas barrier in between.
In addition once these dry pet food bags have been used and recycled, they can be “processed into granules and made into a film” that can be used to make new products including more dry pet food bags.
The new organic range is now available for vets to stock and is the”first step” for Dechra in making all of their packaging fully recyclable by 2023.
Adam Kay, sales and technical director at Tyler Packaging, who headed the design said it was a “challenging project “ but he is very pleased with the “finished result.”
He said: “With Dechra’s Circle of Good, it was important that we not only delivered a fully recyclable bag with a high barrier to keep the food fresh, but a bag that was superior to their current packaging in performance, functionality, and most importantly pack weight in order to reduce their impact on the planet.
“Using Tyler’s fully certified TOPE/PE structure, we have been able to produce a bag with a high gloss finish, easy open feature, and easy lock zipper for enhanced consumer experience – all in a 100% LDPE pack.”
He added: “We are constantly pushing forward in producing packaging designed for recycling and will be launching a 30% recycled content pack and 30% bio-based pack in the very near future.”