New multi-pack solution offers sustainability and functionality benefits

WAVEGRIP has announced the launch of a new style of multi-pack carrier for cans featuring over 50% recycled plastic.

Recyclable with polyethylene (PE) film collection schemes and weighing less than 4g for a standard six-pack, WaveGrip said it is already one of the ‘lightest and most sustainable’ multi-packing solutions available.

Now, by incorporating over 50% Sustane NXG post-consumer recycled (PCR) polymer, each carrier minimises material use and also supports a circular economy through the use of recycled plastic and a reduced dependency on fossil-fuel derived polymers. The company added that it is increasing the use of PCR within WaveGrip carriers, aiming for it to be 100% by 2021.

The incorporation of a handle within the carrier design is also described as improving functionality. The creation of additional surface on the pack means brand messages and promotions can be added via a custom-printed label. As labels are made from PE they do not impact on the carriers’ recyclability.

Darryl Roadnight, business director at WaveGrip said, “The combination of efficient material use, recycled content and recyclability already make our new carriers a sustainable choice for multi-packs. And with our development plans to increase the use of PCR content even further, we will continue to improve its sustainability profile for beverage producers.”

The carriers are available as four, six and eight packs across a range of can sizes including 12oz, 16oz and 19.2oz.