Sustainable Packaging Formats

Stand-Up Pouches

Accredo Packaging is a leader in the production of sustainable stand-up pouch offerings. Our AccredoFlex® Gen2™ RP™ fully-recyclable pouches offer improved temperature resistance, enhanced stiffness and toughness, and high gloss with lower haze. In addition to providing excellent protection and durability, pre-made pouches require significantly less material and energy to produce, making them indispensable for marketers seeking a more sustainable packaging solution, regardless of the application.

For a further enhanced sustainability profile, our pouches can incorporate post-consumer recycled content, OceanBound PCR, I’m Green™ renewable sugarcane PE, barrier properties, and more into a fully-recyclable structure. Stand-up pouches are available in recyclable, compostable, and traditional PE formulations.

Accredo Sustainable Packaging produces stand-up pouches in a wide range of configurations

AccredoFlex® Coextruded Barrier Films

Accredo Packaging manufactures high barrier films, suitable for use on a wide variety of HFFS and VFFS machines. AccredoFlex® Barrier films are designed for gas-flushing and vacuum packaging applications, to protect product integrity and extend shelf-life of ‘first-day freshness.’

They can be used in the meat and cheese, snacks, and medical applications where oxygen, moisture, and odor barriers are needed.

Accredo produces customized Coextruded Barrier Film

Towel and Tissue Wrap

Accredo’s custom engineered shrink bundling and collation films improve package performance for our customers who face a number of challenges. Our strong, clear films have well balanced shrink properties to produce a neat and attractive package for outstanding shelf presence and consumer-friendly handling. They are the perfect choice to showcase all kinds of products, including beverage bottles and cans, as well as food tubs, cans and jars.

Accredo Towel and Tissue Wrap offerings

AccredoFlex® Shrink Bundling Film

Accredo Packaging, Inc. custom manufactures and supplies sustainably-sourced AccredoFlex® packaging film for shrink overwrap of beverage bottles, a fast-growing segment in retail beverage packaging. AccredoFlex® sustainable packaging products and materials can also be used for shelf-ready displays of pre-packaged retail foods and markets where consumer products are merchandized. Our products are appropriate for use in bottled water, beer, canned goods, and other beverage applications.
AccredFlex Shrink Bundling Film


Accredo Packaging, Inc. produces a full range of barrier films, including printed rollstock. Our state-of-the-art production facility can deliver standard or highly customized structures, ranging from traditional to renewable, and post-consumer content to compostable eco-films. Our LEED® Silver status also translates into a significantly reduced carbon footprint with regard to production, with no sacrifice in performance or increase in cost.

Our commitment since day one to using 100% wind energy to power our facilities sets us apart as the first and only manufacturer in the flexible packaging industry to commit to 100% renewable power.

Accredo Packaging Rollstock Products

Wicketed Bags

Our high-performance, fully automatic Lemo bag-making machines are designed to manufacture, count and accumulate a wide variety of wicketed bags. Product options include wicketed bags with flange zippers, ‘string’ zippers, punch ventilation holes of various sizes and location and simple in-line ink prints. We can also produce wicketed drawstring bags that cinch the top of the bag when pulled. Finished bags are automatically packed into cartons by robot.

Our wicketed bags are appropriate for use in bakery and personal care segments, as well as for secondary packaging of products.

Accredo Packaging wicketed bags

AccredoFlex® Biopolymer Films

Accredo Packaging, Inc. is a recognized leader in sustainable flexible packaging innovation. As a direct result of our turn-key production facility and integrated materials laboratory, we are capable of designing never-before-seen film structures from renewable and compostable components with barrier performance matching those of conventional films.

AccredoFlex® Biopolymer film products meet ASTM D6400, EN 13432, and BPI requirements for aerobic composting in industrial facilities.

Accredo ASTM D6400 Certified Compostable Packaging
I’m green PE is a plastic produced from sugarcane, a renewable raw material, while traditional PE uses fossil fuel sourced raw materials. For this reason, I’m green PE captures CO2 from the atmosphere during its production, helping to reduce greenhouse gases emissions. Additionally, suppliers must follow principles of sustainable development present in the “Responsible Ethanol Sourcing” developed and implemented by Braskem, which covers aspects such as respect for biodiversity and good environmental practices. I’m green PE retains the same properties, performance and application versatility of traditional PE and can be recycled within traditional PE recycling streams. Source: Braskem USA

BPI is a science-driven organization that supports a shift to the circular economy by promoting the production, use, and appropriate end of lives for materials and products that are designed to fully biodegrade in specific biologically active environments.

As part of the third-party certification, BPI utilizes independent laboratories. These labs must either be accredited in the scope of ASTM D6400 and ASTM D6868, or have demonstrated compliance, ensuring they are capable of performing the tests. 

Certification for compostable products is critical for ensuring that items have been properly tested, meet international standards, and can be identified as such by composters, municipalities, restaurants, consumers, and others engaged in the diversion of organic waste. BPI advocates for compostable products as tools for scalable diversion of organic waste to composting.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Green Power Partnership (GPP) in 2001 to protect human health and the environment by increasing organizations’ voluntary green power use to advance the American market for green power and the development of those renewable electricity sources. The Green Power Partnership helps to achieve Clean Air Act requirements by reducing the pollution and the corresponding negative health and environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use. The program provides a framework that includes credible usage benchmarks, market information, technical assistance, and public recognition to companies and other organizations that use green power. Partners commit to use green power for all, or a portion, of their annual electricity consumption.

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Zero Pellet, Flake, and Powder Loss is a priority for the plastics industry—and a critical issue for our environment. Spilled pellets, flakes, and powder can make their way into local waterways and ultimately estuaries and the ocean. This isn’t just an eyesore and a litter issue; pellets, flakes, and powder, if accidentally mistaken for food by birds or marine animals, could harm them. That’s why the industry is behind Zero Pellet, Flake, and Powder Loss—and it can only be achieved with your help. The OCS Program was created to help you protect the environment and keep it clean. The campaign’s goal is to help every plastic resin handling operation implement good housekeeping and pellet, flake, and powder containment practices to work towards achieving zero pellet, flake, and powder loss, protecting the environment and saving valuable resources.

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The USDA Certified Biobased Packaging label on a product certifies that the packaging contains third-party tested and verified biobased content. The purpose of this label is to make it easy for consumers to locate and compare biobased products for purchase.

The USDA has established minimum biobased content standards for many product categories. A product must meet or exceed the minimum biobased content percentage in its given category in order to qualify for certification. Products belonging in categories for which minimum biobased content requirements have not yet been established must contain at least 25% biobased content.

Biobased products are derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials. These products provide an alternative to conventional petroleum derived products and include a diverse range of offerings such as lubricants, detergents, inks, fertilizers, and bioplastics. For the purposes of the BioPreferred program, biobased products do not include food, animal feed or biofuels.

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How2Recycle is a standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. It involves a coalition of forward thinking brands who want their packaging to be recycled and are empowering consumers through smart packaging labels. The label communicates the following details:
  • How to prep the material for recycling
  • For more information
  • How to recycle
  • Type of material
  • Packaging format

Cleaner oceans start by preventing plastics from entering them in the first place. Being able to recycle that plastic is even better. That’s the concept driving OceanBound Plastics. 

We take material at-risk of becoming ocean pollution and turn it into a reliable plastic resin. Combining supply chain experience with technical expertise, we create a versatile product that can be used in virtually any application where HDPE is preferred. Every pound of OceanBound Plastic is potential pollution transformed into a recyclable resource.
Source: Envision Plastics


The National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members. They work through the NMSDC Network to support and facilitate MBE integration into corporate and public-sector supply chains; build MBE capacity and capabilities through our programs and other education offerings; and facilitate MBE-to-MBE partnerships to meet the needs of their corporate members. They do this by matching our more than 12,000 certified minority-owned businesses to their vast network of corporate members who wish to purchase their products, services and solutions. Their corporate membership includes many of the largest public and privately-owned companies, as well healthcare companies, colleges and universities.


Our expanded gamut printing process eliminates all ink changes which results in up to 95% ink waste reduction, and up to 35% less ink and solvent usage.

Our state of the art extruders are capable of producing the thinnest, high-performance films and barriers that can also incorporate eco-resins such as renewable content or post-consumer recycled content.

We also have a closed loop recycling system in our US facility to recycle and reincorporate our waste into new packages.

All of these work to reduce our waste to landfill relative to conventional printing and extrusion processes.


Accredo Packaging uses 100% wind electricity to power its Sugar Land, Texas Global headquarters and manufacturing facility. In 2013, we were recognized by the EPA for our leadership in green power with the Green Power Leadership Award.

Our sustainability goals include continued dedication to 100% Texas wind energy in our Texas operations through 2025.

LEED projects earn points across nine basic areas that address key aspects of green buildings.
  1. Integrative process
  2. Location and transportation
  3. Sustainable sites
  4. Water efficiency
  5. Energy and atmosphere
  6. Materials and resources
  7. Indoor environmental quality
  8. Innovation
  9. Regional priority
Based on the number of points achieved, a project earns one of four LEED rating levels: LEED Certification Legend: 4 Levels


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