Recyclable Pouches

Do your customers demand recyclable packaging?

Recycling and recovery efforts and technology for stand-up pouches are expanding every day. We strive to be on the forefront of this movement and offer environmental benefits with our recyclable pouch options.

Store Drop-off Recyclable Pouches

Currently, most multilayer pouches are not recyclable, however, through the Sustainable Packaging Coalition® How2Recycle® label program, we’re able to offer store drop-off recyclable pouches that meet the sustainable packaging demands of today’s consumers.

Glenroy’s store drop-off recyclable stand-up pouches and film laminations from the Glenroy Sustainable Packaging portfolio are available in barrier and non-barrier options using a labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public.

  • Excellent barrier to moisture multilayer structure
  • FDA product compliant for direct food contact
  • Features 5 channel audible-tactile locking zipper
  • Qualifies for How2Recycle® Store Drop-off label

Ideal for various markets1 including:

  • Baking/Snack
  • Confectionary
  • Pet food
  • Personal care

1Store Drop-off label may not be eligible in all applications and geography. Please contact us for further information.

Store drop-off bin at Target & recycling center located in Houston, TX. Image credit:

According to The Future of Store Drop-off Recyclability Report by How2Recycle®, the Store Drop-Off program is available to the majority of the population in the United States where individual retailers set up their own collection systems, sometimes in collaboration with specific PE film recyclers or programs. The material collected through Store Drop-Off is recycled into a variety of end applications, the most dominant being composite lumber and plastic shopping bags.

100% Recyclable Zipper Closure

Consumers can feel confident buying a sustainable package with easy opening and reclosability use after use. The Fresh-Lock® Multiplex® zipper enhances the consumer experience for our store drop-off recyclable pouches by providing many benefits including:

  • 100% recyclable easy-to-use closure that you can hear and feel
  • Air-tight locking grid for optimal product protection
  • Works well for granular products
  • Lasting reclosability allowing for multiple uses

How2Recycle® Label Program

Each version of our store drop-off recyclable pouch from our Glenroy Sustainable Packaging Portfolio meets the requirements for the How2Recycle® store drop-off program2. Follow these four easy steps to complete the recycling process.

  1. Make sure pouch is completely empty
  2. Shake out any loose crumbs or food residue
  3. Remove any remaining liquid inside pouch
  4. Drop off at your participating local store

2Brands and companies who are interested in using our recyclable pouches will need to become members of the How2Recycle® store drop-off program in order to use the label on their own custom-printed pouch.