40% PCW

With Progress Luv2Pak, 40% PCW is Fabulous. 

We have an unparalleled range of materials containing 40% PCW that is Green, Glossy and Gorgeous.  You can have it all – a shiny, stunning, show-stopping bag and is 100% recyclable to boot!

 

WHAT IS PCW (POST CONSUMER WASTE)

Post-consumer waste is produced by an end consumer of a particular product.  Examples include "Blue Box” recycling collections from domestic curbside and officewaste such as computer reports. When post-consumer waste is used in manufacturing, it has already gone out to consumers and is then reused in the production process. When new products are completed, the PCW goes back to consumers in new forms.

Post-consumer waste is distinguished from pre-consumer waste or post industrial waste, which is waste generated in the manufacturing process (such as trimming from paper production or defective aluminum cans) which is then reintroduced into the manufacturing process.

 

WHY PCW (POST CONSUMER WASTE) CONTENT IS AN IMPORTANT ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE

The reason environmentalists specify post consumer waste is that by including this in manufacturing, we are recycling material that could have otherwise ended up in a landfill.  By choosing to use products with PCW, a market for waste is created and thus encourages municipalities to make recycling programs a priority.

WHY IS PROGRESS’S PCW MATERIAL OFFERING DIFFERENT?

Progress has a wide range of PCW Material – we not only have access to kraft, but also to coated and uncoated white material.  This means that you can have a bag made from PCW that is white, glossy if you choose, and 100% recyclable as well.

REQUIRED BY LAW IN SOME CITIES/COUNTIES

A growing number of cities/counties in the United States have already banned poly and specified that 40% PCW paper bags must be used.