MHI introduces Good Earth(tm) packaging produced 100% from recycled plastic bottles

Newest addition to the Good Earth(tm) family of environmentally responsible thermoformed packaging is manufactured 100% from post consumer recycled PET bottles and is biodegradable, compostable and recyclable.
By: Marc Goldenberg
Sept. 21, 2008 - PRLog -- MHI announces they now are producing thermoformed packaging manufactured100% from recycled water, juice, soda and sports drink bottles. Trays, clamshells, blisters and containers produced with Good Earth (tm) 100% recycled PET are also Biodegradable, Compostable and Recyclable.  FDA approved, this proprietary material can be used for a wide range of food and non food applications.

Good Earth(tm) 100% post consumer recycled content PET is the newest addition to MHI's family of eco friendly packaging. This material expands MHI's existing selection of material options marketed as "Today's Most Practical Alternatives" for environmentally responsible packaging.

Developed and manufactured by MHI, a vertically intergrated division of CEI Incorporated, this new proprietary material offers many environmental, performance and cost benefits for those looking to use more eco friendly packaging.  This carbon footprint reducing option is not only made 100% from recycled plastic bottles, it is also biodegradable and compostable in a landfill or compost environment.  It can also be recycled through existing programs.  Currently the average person discards 166 plastic bottles annually with 8 out of 10 ending up in landfills.

FDA approval, high clarity, range of colors, temperature range and good strength make it an attractive and practical alternative for a wide range of food and consumer goods packaging.  Performance and physical characteristics are the same as or close to the traditional materials (PET, PVC, OPS) it can easily replace and does not have any shelf life, storage, or heat sensitivity limitations.

Cost of packaging manufactured from this newest Good Earth(tm) material is competitive with and sometimes less than the traditional materials it replaces and is readily available.

Also being offereed (depending on certain factors) is a "closed loop" program where plastic bottles can be picked up and then remanufactured into 100% post consumer recycled content thermoformed packaging for the company or institution returning the bottles.

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MHI is the developer and manufacturer of the proprietary Good Earth(tm) family of environmentally responsible packaging. "Todays Most Practical Alternatives" for eco friendly packaging also include biodegradable and compostable recycled PVC as well as biodegradable and compostable "light" PP and HIPS.
For more information on the complete line of Good Earth(tm) materials visit

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