Keystone Folding Box Co., a designer, and manufacturer of paperboard packaging solutions have responded to calls for reduced plastics in packaging. The company’s Ecoslide-OTC, a paperboard pack for Over-The-Counter medication eliminates the need for larger plastic peel/push blister packs. Ecoslide-OTC allows manufacturers to eliminate up to 50% of plastics used in conventional blister packs. 


Walmart, the EU, and global consumer product companies have all announced plans to achieve 100% recyclable, reusable or industrially compostable packaging by 2025. In the nearer term, the global retail giant will work with suppliers to eliminate non-recyclable packaging materials in general merchandise packaging by 2020 and to reduce the overall amount of plastic used in its private brand packaging. 


Ecoslide-OTC features a push-button safety mechanism that provides child-resistance while eliminating the need for two-step “peel/push-through foil,” which many consumers find frustrating to open. Made from 100% recyclable and compostable paperboard, Ecoslide-OTC is easily separated from its smaller internal blister for recycling. The enclosed blister contains only a fraction of disposable plastic compared to peel/push blisters or plastic bottles.