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Our Zero-Waste Approach

Our Zero-Waste Approach

A collective responsibility

Sustainable plastics play a critical role in maintaining hygienic and healthy communities and keeping food safe in the supply chain. However, the undeniable issue of what happens post-use is still present. At Polykar, all of our current and future efforts are geared towards addressing this challenge. We are committed to working with global partners to create sustainable solutions in flexible packaging.

This contribution towards a more circular economy is at the forefront of what we do. Polykar has always seen the importance of playing a leadership role towards a more sustainable world. For over 30 years, we have been giving flexible packaging a second life.

With the best people, research and knowledge available in plastics recycling and sustainability, we manufacture essential products while caring for our planet. In fact, everything we manufacture is either 100% recyclable or compostable. It’s in our DNA.

Full Circle


We've developed expertise in our cutting-edge recycling department which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our positive impact is felt by diverting large quantities of post-industrial and post-commercial plastic waste away from landfills.

Reusing our reprocessed plastic waste and extending its lifecycle is something we practice in-house. We walk our walk by encouraging our teams to bring in their flexible plastic waste from home to be recycled.

Because at Polykar, we truly believe that Zero Waste begins with us!

Eco-Responsibility in R&D

Eco-Responsibility in R&D

Everything we make is either recyclable or compostable

At Polykar, our eco-responsibility process starts in-house. We separate plastic waste at source to manufacture film and make our garbage bags out of recycled plastics.

With world-class R&D specialists, we are actively researching innovative solutions to make all of our polyethylene packaging more environmentally sustainable. And, to answer the growing demands of the food industry, we will lead and define food-approved compostable packaging to meet food safety and hygiene standards.

We are also creating partnerships with global experts to research the potential of recycling barrier films - used to maintain or extend shelflife and protect food integrity.

There is much to do together. If you are interested in partnering with us on a Polykar eco-R&D project – contact us!

Read more about the future of plastics

Read more about the future of plastics

Here you'll find a selection of articles and resources dedicated to plastic myth busting as well as intelligent road maps that tackle the discussion of plastic waste and end-of-life use:

New Plastics Economy from the Ellen Macarthur Foundation

All About Bags is a resource tool developed by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association

Plastics Make it Possible, an initiative of the American Chemistry Council

Getting Plastics Right, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC)

Chemistry Industry Association of Canada on advancing the circular economy