Sustainable new Clysar® EVO™ and EVOX™ shrink films are high-performance recyclable packaging films developed using the guidelines of the How2Recycle® program. They are one of the few current polyolefin shrink film structures that qualify for the official How2Recycle Store Drop-Off label. (https://how2recycle.info/sdo)
Safe for the recycling stream, the EVO™ family of films has undergone significant testing and meets the rigorous new protocols and revised requirements of the APR (Association of Plastics Recyclers).
The new films provide consumer products companies with a quick, easy way to improve overall packaging recyclability with a preapproved alternative to other non-recyclable shrink packaging materials.
Clysar® EVO™ and EVOX™ films can be used to package almost any type of product and offer superior clarity, toughness and seal strength, optics and cleanup.
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Traditional Polyolefin Shrink Films
Most polyolefin shrink films do not meet the qualifications for today’s current recycling streams and only qualify for the “Not Yet Recycled” label.
Clysar® EVO™ and EVOX™ Shrink Films
Developed utilizing guidelines of the How2Recycle® program, these films offer a prequalification letter for use of the Store Drop-Off label. (Brand owners must submit label use requests.)
Clysar® EVOX™ high-speed, high-strength film provides optimum strength, protection and throughput for demanding shrink applications.
Clysar® EVO™ multi-purpose shrink film is a versatile, recyclable replacement for most existing shrink packaging applications.
How2Recycle® – The Official Source for Recycling Icons
The How2Recycle® label is a standardized labeling system that clearly communicates packaging recycling instructions to the public. It is the only label program that can supply the official How2Recycle icon for your brand packaging.
The retail industry is moving toward mandating labels that provide consumers clear and easy recycling information. By offering a recyclable shrink film label for store drop-off, you are well-positioned to meet retailers’ goals for improved communication and sustainability.
To use the official Store Drop-Off and other recycling logos on consumer packaging, companies must first be members of How2Recycle®. Then, individual packaging materials must be evaluated for logo use.
Clysar® EVO™ and Clysar® EVOX™ shrink films have received official preapproval letters from How2Recycle for the Store Drop-Off recycling label. This prequalification letter makes it significantly faster and easier to obtain permissions to use the label icons.
Shrink films that are not approved for the Store Drop-Off label may have to submit to vigorous testing by independent labs to ensure the film meets the requirements of the recycling stream. Films that do not meet these requirements are only eligible to use the “Not Yet Recycled” icon.
Note every package application still requires final authorization for label use.
1. Contact Clysar to obtain the prequalification letter for use with your label request.
2. Contact How2Recycle directly and complete the How2Recycle label request form.
New changes in the How2Recycle program mean more vigorous shrink material approvals involving third-party film testing. Recyclability is a complex issue for flexible materials such as shrink film, and a number of factors will impact final approvals for label use.
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Call 888-4-CLYSAR or email firstname.lastname@example.org for help in finding the best shrink film for your packaging needs.
We’ll connect you with expert shrink specialists who can recommend the best film for your equipment and application; order sample rolls; set up packaging trials; and work with Clysar’s in-house developmental resources to achieve your packaging vision.