Sustainable packaging design
Creating packaging that recycles well
Simple packaging is simpler to recycle. It’s why we’ve been developing technologies to enable mono-material plastic packaging design. Solutions using only a single, lightweight, all-polyethylene (PE) structure are much easier to process and recycle.
Performance and purpose
Meeting needs without sacrificing circularity
Brands now design for sustainability—and their packaging should reflect that commitment. By using less material through downgauging or by incorporating recycled content, our solutions enable thinner, lighter packaging that meets performance needs without sacrificing shelf appeal or easy recyclability.
See it in action
Explore some of the ways we’ve collaborated to create more sustainable packaging.
Sustainable toothpaste tube solutions for consumer brands
Dow’s materials science expertise and portfolio of high-performance polyethylene materials enabled us to work closely with Amcor, a global leader in producing responsible packaging, to develop a full plastics laminate which is the first big step to developing recyclable toothpaste tubes. The recyclable toothpaste tube solution enables the NICE Group to fully transition to recyclable toothpaste tubes for all products in its portfolio.
Recyclable refill bags for shower cream
Dow partnered with Lion Corporation to launch recyclable refill bags for Shokubutsu Monogatari’s shower cream in Thailand, using Dow’s INNATE™ TF Polyethylene Resins for Tenter Frame Biaxial Orientation (TF-BOPE). The newly developed recyclable packaging is a milestone for Dow’s breakthrough INNATE™ TF-BOPE resins, enabling traditional hard-to-recycle packaging to be easily integrated into existing recycling streams.
Improved recycling infrastructure
Closing the gaps makes a circular economy possible
We’re working with innovative recyclers across the globe to develop and scale opportunities that keep plastics from going to waste. From turning used plastics into economic opportunities to improving recycling processes and beyond, together we’re developing a solid, sustainable foundation for businesses and brands.
Collaborating to drive progress
We’re investing in, supporting, and collaborating with other organizations to continue to build and improve recycling infrastructure. Explore the work we’re doing together.