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New Orkel Film Uses Recycled Content

At Orkel, we are committed to making our solutions as sustainable as possible. Our goal is to provide you with effective solutions, allowing you to focus on what matters most in your operation, without constantly worrying about finding new solutions yourself.

Now Orkel has added a new film made with 25% post-consumer  recycled plastic (PCR) to its range of agricultural films. Orkel PRO 1800 Sustane incorporates PCR into a high-performance product to deliver a quality silage film with an improved environmental profile.

The use of recycled content in Orkel PRO 1800 Sustane film adds to the existing benefits of pre-orientated ProTechnology. The film also provides a longer reel length than standard 25 μm, 1500m film, so customers can wrap more bales per reel, saving time and preserving silage quality.

By using recycled content, Orkel is supporting the circular economy and helping to divert waste from landfill or incineration. Life cycle analysis data confirms that using Orkel PRO 1800 Sustane 23 μm film (with 25% PCR) reduces the environmental load by 24% compared to standard 25 μm film (with 0% PCR)*. 

Additionally, Orkel PRO 1800 Sustane film has been certified by RecyClass, giving users full traceability to the origin of the recycled content. The product is also conveniently packaged in a polyethylene (PE) sleeve, allowing the balewrap and outer packaging to be recycled together and eliminating the need for separation.

***This was calculated using the equation in the Circular Stretch Film Project Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) from Materials and Packaging Research & Services (MPR&S), published 26th February 2021.