Paperboard-Based Blister Pack Reduces Plastic Use
Keystone Folding Box Co., a designer and manufacturer of paperboard packaging solutions, has reduced plastics in packaging. The company’s Ecoslide-OTC, a paperboard pack for over-the-counter medication, eliminates the need for larger plastic peel/push blister packs. Ecoslide-OTC allows manufacturers to eliminate up to 50 percent of plastics used in conventional blister packs.
Walmart, the EU, and global consumer product companies have all announced plans to achieve 100 percent recyclable, reusable or industrially compostable packaging by 2025. In the nearer term, the global retail giant will work with suppliers to eliminate non-recyclable packaging materials in general merchandise packaging by 2020 and to reduce the overall amount of plastic used in its private brand packaging.
Ecoslide-OTC features a push-button safety mechanism that provides child-resistance while eliminating the need for two-step “peel/push-through foil,” which many consumers find frustrating to open. Made from 100 percent recyclable and compostable paperboard, Ecoslide-OTC is easily separated from its smaller internal blister for recycling. The enclosed blister contains only a fraction of disposable plastic compared to peel/push blisters or plastic bottles.