Food safety and hygiene are top priorities for considering use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) content in food packaging. When AVI Global Plast introduced 80 to 90% recycled PET in films and packaging designs in 2013, they used state-of-the-art co-extrusion equipment to sandwich post-consumer material between virgin materials to deliver exotic fruits across 6 continents, fresh and contamination-free. These were certified by Intertek to authenticate the claim of using recycled content in the final finished pack.
In the last couple of decades consumerism has increased at an alarming pace and so has the quantum of waste; which has led to serious waste management issues. Reuse of materials and waste utilization is not widely prevalent in the production-consumption cycle.