Interestingly not all paper packaging is recyclable. The balance between paper and additional additives (coatings, sealing agents, ink etc.) is important to ensure recyclability in the paper waste stream. Too many additional additives can cause issues in the recycling facilities and therefore stop the packaging from being truly recyclable. The FloraLife® paper packets follow the 5% rule, meaning the material is 95%+ paper. This makes the paper packet recyclable globally. Different countries have different additive % tolerances, however 5% is the lowest and our packets conform. Additionally, the packaging has been tested for recyclability at paper mills and 3rd party assessors.