Sustainability is a top priority for St. Johns Packaging

St. Johns Packaging is committed to developing sustainable and economically viable flexible packaging solutions that reduce food and plastic waste

We strive to minimize the environmental impact and footprint of our manufacturing operations while continuously developing more environmentally friendly flexible packaging products

100%
Of our wicket bags are recyclable
33%
Of food produced worldwide is wasted every year
100%
Committed to sustainability

1/3 OF ALL FOOD PRODUCED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION IS WASTED!

We are committed to fighting food waste and climate change

Plastic packaging is not the enemy. It requires less energy to manufacture compared to other packaging materials, it helps protect and preserve food, and provide safe products to consumers worldwide. Plastics are part of the solution!

But we must work together to minimize plastic waste and move to a circular economy

We are active members of the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) and Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), organizations supporting programs to improve end of life recovery for flexible packaging, including How2Recycle®, Materials Recovery For the Future and Hefty® Energybag® Program

SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING SOLUTIONS

Recyclable, bio-based, downgauging, recycled content, compostable or biodegradable and so much more… There are many alternatives and we can help you navigate this space and help you make the best decisions for your company and the environment

 

RECYCLABILITY: 

 

100% of our PE wicket bags are RECYCLABLE!

Our bags are made of polyethylene film and can be recycled at collection bins outside major retailers, as well as curbside in many municipalities that accept such products

 

 

 

We also offer recyclable mono-material laminated pouches!

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE REDUCTION:

 

Our products allow companies to reduce material usage by downgauging, without compromising performance

 

 

RECYCLED CONTENT:

 

We are working on developing new products incorporating post-industrial recycled (PIR) and post-consumer recycled (PCR) content. Helping drive the need for recycled materials in the marketplace

 

 

BIODEGRADABLE/COMPOSTABLE:

 

Unfortunately, most plastic waste is currently not being recycled and ends up in landfills. However, we are capable of manufacturing biodegradable and compostable products as end of life alternatives

 

 

RENEWABLE RESOURCES:

 

 

Bio-based content is also a possibility! We partner with companies who provide resins made from renewable materials such as corn, potato or other starches to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels

 

We are continuously working towards reducing the impacts of our process and to improve our energy efficiency:

  • We are currently studying the environmental impacts of our products with a life cycle analysis to target specific aspects for improvement
  • We recycle our internal extrusion waste and use it to make more film
  • We work with partners who recycle our waste and make new products such as plastic lumber
  • We work hard to reduce our energy usage and improve efficiencies
  • We plan to carry out an annual greenhouse gas assessment and create an energy efficiency program
  • We are working on optimizing our supply chain to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions