Raw Material Selection

Sustainable Packaging

Since 1989, GearedforGreen has helped plastics manufacturers, brands, and retail supply chains nationwide to integrate close to a billion pounds of sustainable plastic raw materials into their products and packaging. We provide a wide variety of commodity & engineered sustainable plastic raw materials including certified PCR, FDA, Ocean, Closed Loop, Custom Formulated, and specialty performance additives that support plastic packaging sustainability.

In addition to raw materials, we provide onsite technical support, engineering, tooling, and ASTM lab resources to help you use sustainable raw materials most effectively.

Sustainable Plastic Resins

We maintain a diversified sustainable raw material supply chain producing over one billion pounds annually of certified recycled and/or sustainable plastic resins, created in many different grades, blends, and formulations, including 100% PCR, FDA, Closed Loop, Ocean, Reinforced, and Filled.  Some of our most common grades include:

  • 100% PCR SB270 certified LDPE, HDPE and Blended LD/HD film grade sustainable resins
  • 100% PCR certified Polyester apparel grade sustainable resins
  • 100% PCR certified PP – HDPE blended FDA grade sustainable resins for single use contact articles including food service disposable cutlery, trays, caps, closures, and lids
  • 100% PCR Curbside HDPE grade sustainable resins for use in rigid & flexible packaging including food, beverage, and beauty applications
  • 100% PCR certified PP grade sustainable resins for general purpose, housewares, construction, automotive
  • 100% PCR Ocean Bound HDPE grade, suitable for most HDPE applications

Performance Additives

We supply specialty performance additives that transform nearly all thermoplastic packaging materials to perform better, reducing litter, reducing ocean plastic, decreasing illness, combating against crime, and more.

Specialty performance additives are helping manufacturers, brands, and retailers to lead the way to sustainability, causing every day plastics to biodegrade naturally without disrupting the recycling supply chain, reduce the impacts from common diseases like Salmonella and E. coli, extend shelf life of food, eliminate odors from food, clothing, etc., protect against counterfeiting, and on and on.

We provide a range of specialty additives and technical support, including, bio assimilation, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, oxygen scavenger, moisture scavenger, odor eliminator, “tracer” anti-counterfeit, ocean oyster fillers, UV Stabilizers, and more.

Our Capabilities

GearedforGreen has 30 years and close to a billion pounds of sustainable plastic raw material expertise. We’ve closed the loop connecting major  manufacturers, brands and retailers, achieved FDA compliancy on PCR recycled plastic resins, conducted life cycle assessments to measure & certify reduced carbon footprints associated with sustainable plastic resins, obtained numerous certifications including PCR, CA SB270, and others, implemented national reverse logistics and end-of-use recollection programs, and have designed, built and operated our own state of the art plastic recycling facilities to supply certified PCR resins in-house.

We maintain an extensive eco-supply chain network of industry leading sustainability providers, working connected, collaboratively and transparently, including, PCR and industrial plastic recycling firms, regional and national plastic resin distribution, specialty additive technology partners, engineering, tooling, and onsite technical support, ASTM lab resources, certification and compliance professionals, and more.

Our team at GearedforGreen is uniquely positioned to help brands, manufacturers, retailers, and others to succeed using sustainable plastic raw materials.