ePac Flexible Packaging and RePurpose Technologies have joined hands to solve the crisis related to discarded plastic waste in which 9 out of 10 pieces pollute the environment. Both companies announced a partnership to move into the project. ePac Flexible Packaging is first company based on HP provided breakthrough digital printing while RePurpose Technologies (RPT) is provides the engineered product solutions through purpose-driven recycling.
There is a community-based model having recurring nature that comes with solution which is viable economically and in terms of transparent solving the grave problem related to the overflowing landfills.
ePac works in 18 packaging facilities in the US, United Kingdom, and Indonesia that are community-based. ePac engaged in supporting the growth of small and medium-sized companies. Digital printing basically can serialize every package produced with a unqiue code that helps in tracking the package from the production to reuse.
Data can be collected by using IoT and Blockchain technology which can provide tracking information to brands and retailers and can also help in educating the consumers about their use of package and motivating them to exercise a sustainable lifestyle.
Platform of RPT works in direct consumer engagement and allows traceability which helps in ensuring that no plastic is left behind. RPT uses the proprietary formulations and a patented technology for manufacturing the high demand products of co-mingled plastics.
With the help of partnership, ePac and RPT are purposed to create replicable recycling facilities that will start working on it in 2021 to make a circular community-focused solution. The tracking and trace facility for every package will allow bringing the supply chain transparency for all the parties involved with the value chain.
RePurpose Technologies CEO, Claudine Osipow said, “I’m excited to be a part of the team and the collaboration with ePac that allows everyone to take action and be part of the solution.”While ePac’s CEO, Jack Knott added, “The reason we started ePac was to play a small part in rebuilding our communities; our relationship with RPT will allow us to continue in that direction with a reliable, sustainable, and transparent solution”.