adapa Group has unveiled the EcoString polyethylene drawstring bag for hygiene and cosmetic products; said to contain 80% post-consumer recycled content, it is designed for complete recyclability.

Both the bag itself and the drawstring are made of polyethylene, 80% of which is reported to be mechanically recycled post-consumer recyclate. As such, the components of the pack do not need to be separated to be recycled via existing waste streams.

Furthermore, adapa claims that the drawstring is made from edge trimmings created in the bags’ production process. The bag is available as a prefabricated bag with holes for simplified order picking.

Claiming to be one of the thinnest product of its kind available on the market, the EcoString comes in film thicknesses from 30 µm. Customers can choose between a matte or glossy finish, with both the bag and drawstring being compatible with printing technologies in up to 10 colours.

adapa hopes that the solution will create a closed loop for polyethylene and contribute towards the packaging industry’s pursuit of resource conservation and improved sustainability. It states that its in-house PS Polymer Sourcing enables the sourcing of high-quality post-consumer recyclate for use in the bags.

Joanna Herbst, product manager Converting at adapa, says: “We have contributed our many years of experience in the production of EcoString bags as well as our expertise around sustainability and the requirements of the hygiene industry. With regular quality controls and checks in external laboratories, we at adapa ensure the highest product safety for our new generation of bags with 80% PCR content.”

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