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Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging

We are dedicated to sustainability and will help your business meet your sustainability objectives.

PAC Worldwide’s sustainability mission is to be the leader in sustainable flexible packaging.​ To achieve this, we are focusing on being an active and continuous member of the circular economy by keeping packaging in the economy and out of the environment by designing for recycling, increasing recycled content in our products and creating demand for products that are made of recycled content.​

Partnerships & Pledges

We are proud to partner with key organizations to further our sustainability footprint.

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By partnering with businesses in the industry, we are able to expand our reach to make a difference.




Locations and methods of plastic recycling can vary greatly from one area of the country to another. Learn how and where to recycle your PAC mailers.

How to Recycle


All of PAC’s poly and paper mailers are recyclable. Eliminate the need for corrugated boxes, air-filled pillows, packaging peanuts, and stop over-packaging. Not only will you decrease DIM weight costs by downsizing to mailers, but you will also decrease your total carbon footprint.

PAC’s Dual Peel and Seal mailers allow customers to reseal and reuse the original packaging, for truly hassle-free returns. This is ideal for any e-commerce merchant that wants to enhance the customer experience and add value. Reusable packaging reduces waste and is more environmentally friendly.

Our Partners


PAC has pledged to the Ellen MacArthur Global Commitment and Project Gigaton that “100% of all our products will be recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025. Read about the progress we made in 2022 here

MM lbs. of PCR

PAC is proud to again be an APR Demand Champion. In 2021, we were part of creating more than 138 million pounds of new demand for post-consumer resin (PCR).

Paper or Plastic?

What is the truth about plastic? Is it worse for the environment than paper?

Both materials cause waste; both materials use resources to produce as well as to recycle. We know that paper has a higher recyclability rate because it’s simply easier to recycle, but there is more to consider when choosing the right packaging for you. 

PAC offers both paper and poly options, but downsizing, right-sizing, and educating your customers with clear instructions on how to recycle your mailer are the best ways to decrease your environmental impact.

Box vs. Mailer

Roadmap to Sustainable Packaging

E-Commerce Mailers That Fit Your Sustainability Goals

Frequently Asked Questions
Which mailers are recyclable?
Please refer to our Recyclable Mailers list.
Where do I recycle my mailers locally?

Please visit to find a store drop-off recycling location near you.

What is curbside recyclable?
All curbsides are NOT created equal. Each municipality has different recycling capabilities. Some only have the ability to recycle paper and aluminum, while others are able to recycle paper, cardboard, metals, glass, and certain types of plastic. Check with your local service regarding Code 2& 4 plastics.
What are PAC Worldwide's plant standards?
Our plants operate with the following:

– LED Retrofits
– Motion Sensors
– Water refill stations
– FOH/BOH recycling programs
– Chemical management

What are PAC Worldwide's manufacturing standards?

Plastics Manufacturing:

  • Inclusion of up to 15% PCR in some polyethylene products.
  • We recycle internally generated polyethylene scrap.
  • U.S. printing utilizes 100% water-based inks.
  • We recycle used inks through an environmentally friendly process.
  • Pallets utilized are 100% reusable and recyclable.
  • Scrap corrugate is baled and processed through a recycler.
  • Corrugated, cradles, and cores are all recycled.
  • All corrugated used is made of 35% recycled materials.

Paperboard Manufacturing:

  • We use 100% recycled paperboard, 95% of which is post-consumer recycled.
  • 100% of adhesives waste are confined and sent to a recycling plant.
  • 100% of toxic and hazard residues (oil, solvents, and impregnated solids) are confined and sent to a certified vendor.
  • We use water-based adhesives.
Ask Our Sustainability Experts
Have a specific question about our products? Curious about how your business can reduce its carbon footprint? Reach out and our sustainability team will help!
John Bartell
VP of Sustainability
Courtney Boshaw
Sustainability Manager