Barger is deeply committed to reducing packaging waste and minimizing our carbon footprint where possible. We continuously look for creative ways to design and produce pharmaceutical and medical device packaging that is environmentally friendly while still offering the highest level of product protection.
Placon, Barger’s parent company, has been one of the pioneering forces of sustainable thermoform packaging in North America. Deeply invested to continuously understanding the impact packaging has on the environment, in 2011 Placon opened the doors to its state-of-the-art PET bottle and thermoform recycling facility situated on its corporate Madison, WI campus.
Over 1 billion curbside collected soda bottles, water bottles and thermoforms go through the recycling facility each year to be extruded into eco-friendly EcoStar® post-consumer recycled PET rollstock. Barger offers EcoStar FDA approved 100% recyclable and recycled material for non-sterile, secondary medical packaging applications to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals.