Sustainability

THERE’S A SMARTER WAY

Knotty Pretzels® packaging uses NEO Plastics. At NEO Plastics, innovation is key as they strive to spread awareness about the ever-changing environmental needs we all face. NEO Plastics is committed to supporting all effort toward creating energy for the future through plastic waste conversion.

Knotty Pretzels® packaging uses NEO Plastics, a new sustainable packaging solution made for landfill disposal, energizing the future with today’s plastic waste.

THE NEO SOLUTION

Once packaging made with NEO is collected and discarded into a landfill, it accelerates the natural microbial process, creating biogas which can be collected and turned into clean energy powering homes, schools and businesses.

Learn more at https://aripack.com/neo-plastics

RECYCLABLE PACKAGING

  • Packaging made of materials that can be reused (gas, metal, paper and some plastics)
  • Most multilayer plastic films cannot be recycled
  • Curbside recycling has been depleted in many communities
  • In-store collection is available but limited to flexible film packaging
  • Recycling streams become too contaminated, and trash ends up in landfill after all
  • Smaller plastic packaging items are looked over during sorting operations and end up in landfill
  • People are not educated enough

COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING

  • Compostable materials are meant to be returned to the earth safely
  • Made of organic matter and can be broken down to make nutrient compost
  • Often used interchangeably with biodegradable but not the same thing
  • Most compostable packaging only works in special large-scale commercial and municipal composting facilities (aka not home composting)

NEO PLASTICS

  • NEO packaging provides an entirely new sustainable solution, especially for mixed multilayer films which cannot be recycled. NEO does not change the feel, form or function of your current packaging.
  • Once NEO Packaging is collected and discarded into a landfill, it accelerates the natural microbial process, creating biogas which can be collected and turned into clean, renewable energy.
  • Currently, more than 600 managed waste facilities representing 80% of today’s waste manage these biogases.
  • By supporting Landfill Gas to Energy (LFGE) & Zero Waste, NEO stands beside recycling, composting and other clean energy initiatives creating a pathway to Zero Waste goals.

THE NEO SOLUTION

Supports Landfill Gas to Energy.