Pak-Sher offers a variety of “green” alternatives to help you meet your company’s sustainability goals while keeping within budget.
Direct and Indirect food contact products manufactured in Kilgore, TX can be made with 30% up to 100% Post-Consumer Recycled content (PCR), depending on the product. Finally, customers can go green AND save money. These products are made from recycled milk jugs, and are the best choice for customers looking for an economical product that will meet their sustainability goals.
Many of our carryout bags can be manufactured at 3 mil strength to meet reusable requirements in many municipalities. In fact, our 2.25 mil stock bags meet regulations in most cities.
Fragmentable additive which, under certain conditions, can accelerate degradation, is available for most products.
For those customers sending waste to a local composter, compostable products are available. These products meet ASTM D6400 standard to fully degrade in less than 180 days in an industrial composting facility.
Pak-Sher remains extremely concerned about, and ever-conscious of, our effect on the environment. All non-compostable products are recyclable. Even when manufacturing our core polyethylene product line, we recover 100% of our process waste, reusing most in our own operation and providing the rest to third parties for use in their facilities. We are continually researching and testing new sustainabile resins, including plant-based resins derived from sugar cane.
Compostable Products are manufactured with natural, organic substances that
can be turned into nutrient rich soil.
Must be sent to industrial composter because they will not degrade any faster in
a landfill than traditional plastics.
Compostable products are truly green products. They are made from renewable
resources and are designed to avoid disposal in landfills. Their end-of-life
scenario is to totally disappear into carbon and water with little or no
Unlike traditional or fragmentable plastics, there are accepted standards for
testing and certifying compostable products as biodegradable.
Envirojolt Compostable Products meet the ASTM-D6400 standard for
compostability, are BPI Certified and Approved by Cedar Grove Composting. In
fact, while ASTM-D6400 requires products to fully degrade in 180 days or less,
many Pak-Sher products tested at Cedar Grove Composting fully
degraded in less than 50 days!
For operators who are sending food and waste to an industrial composting facility, the
Envirojolt Line of Compostable Products are the perfect choice. Kitchen prep items can
be discarded in the compost bin along with food scraps, which can help to reduce waste
For customers with unique needs, Pak-Sher has the capability to custom design,
manufacture and print compostable bags.