Hortipak Recyclable Plastics 2018-07-06T14:37:24+00:00

Hortipak plastic labels are fully recyclable via household
and industrial waste streams

Hortipak’s range of labels and handles have been produced using Polypropylene, which is identified by the number 5
in the resin identification code. It is 100% recyclable. All Hortipak production waste is recycled.

Hortipak’s Current Stock Materials for Labels

 

POLYPROPYLENE (PP)

90% Polymer

10% Mineral additives

100% Recyclable

Used for:

Hanging Tags

Handles

HMPP

85% Polymer

15% Mineral additives

100% Recyclable

Used for:

Stick-in Labels

Cellpacks

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) advises that “Polypropylene is one of the most versatile and widely
recycled polymers
used today and is collected both from commercial and industrial waste streams and households via
curbside collection. Once recycled, it has the
widest range of secondary markets across multiple sectors including a very
large market within the Horticultural Growing sector.”

Retailers are Supporting Recycled Plastics

TESCO are not banning all plastic packaging, but they will be excluding all non recycled and hard-to-recycle
packaging from stores, including polystyrene (PS). Hortipak do NOT print on polystyrene.

 

Biodegradable and Compostable Plastics

Biodegradable and compostable plastics are also available on request from Hortipak.

However, care is advised when selecting new materials as such substrates can, according to WRAP,
“pose an existential threat to end markets for recycled plastics if they begin to flow into
the mechanical recycling supply chain”.

We also recommend that consideration be given to the full life cycle analysis and recyclability of
all materials. In particular material creation and transport costs and sources of alternative
uncertified boards and laminates.

HORTIPAK - STOCK LABELS, POS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE...

Hortipak - Headline Partner of the HTA National Plant Show, 18th-19th June, 2019

 

OVER 120,000 HORTICULTURAL IMAGES TO CHOOSE FROM...

Hortipak is the exclusive UK and Ireland NOVA license partner. NOVA is one of the world's largest horticultural image libraries, containing over 120,000 high resolution images of plants, flowers, vegetables, gardens and lifestyle images. Thousands of new images are added each year by specialist in-house photographers.

As exclusive license partners, Hortipak have access to the highest standard of images for using on printed products such as labels, POS and packaging as well as multimedia projects such as websites, apps and webshops.

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