News | January 9, 2024

Accredo Packaging And Fresh-Lock Collaborate To Launch A More Sustainable And Child-Resistant Stand-Up Pouch


The API Group and its subsidiary Accredo Packaging, a manufacturer of more sustainable packaging solutions in the food and consumer products markets, collaborate with the Fresh-Lock team at Presto Products, a business of Reynolds Consumer Products, to introduce a first-of-its-kind flexible stand-up pouch utilizing more than 50% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) content fit for food packaging throughout the package.

Coupling Fresh-Lock’s Child-Guard® slider technology and the AccredoFlex range of recycled content films results in an unmatched percentage of recycled content in both the film and the zipper closure, pushing the limits of what's possible in food packaging with recycled content. The collaboration offers a child-resistant track that contains at least 25% PCR material while maintaining dependable protection and a recyclable child-safe closure.

"Collaboration is crucial in driving the circular economy forward, so we are thrilled to join forces with the Fresh-Lock team at Presto to introduce this flexible stand-up pouch," says Jonathan Quinn, Vice President of Marketing and Sustainability at API Group and Accredo Packaging. “The future of the circular economy hinges on incorporating recycled content and being able to do so across all consumer packaged goods markets.”

“The PCR component is critical if true circularity in packaging is going to work,” says Todd Meussling, Fresh-Lock Senior Manager Market Development. “Flexible packaging continues to make great strides in sustainability beyond just the source reduction benefits from rigids. We’re seeing the shift from multi-material structures to mono-material options that can be recycled or composted.”

The focus of the collaboration between Accredo and Presto provides a new standard for recycled content incorporation, embracing both safety and sustainability. This initiative underscores both companies' commitments to progressing toward circular solutions.

About Fresh-Lock® Flexible Packaging Closures

The Fresh-Lock® brand is the market leader in press-to-close zipper and track & slider reclosable solutions for flexible packaging. With a solution for practically any packaging need, our closures help drive consumer loyalty and brand differentiation through functional benefits. The Fresh-Lock team offers specialized packaging machinery and quality components for fast and efficient track and slider applications. Our solutions include the child-resistant Child-Guard® slider and the Fresh-Lock® 8000 series, a line of sustainable closures designed for flexible packaging. The Fresh-Lock® brand of products is designed and produced by Presto Products, a business of Reynolds Consumer Products.

About Accredo Packaging

Accredo Packaging, a member of the API GROUP™, offerings include more sustainable packaging solutions for various products from snack foods and confectionery items to frozen foods and pet treats in retail grocers. They produce overwraps for paper towels, shrink bundle film for bottled water, and are leaders in recyclable and compostable stand-up pouches having introduced the first reverse printed and laminated all-recyclable pouch and the first ASTM-certified compostable stand-up pouch. Learn more at

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