Saving The Planet

As a producer or manufacturer you are the main chain in the shrink wrap film process. While industry is forced to comply with government standards on recycling and the use of biodegradable shrink wrap, it is ultimately you that will decide how effective that chain is when it comes to both carbon footprint and where the shrink wrap ends up after use.

It is not only the law that makes a distributor look bad or good, but customers also. Whether you believe climate change is affected by man or not, it makes basic common sense that we should leave the planet as we found it. In fact, ask any of your customers and they would much rather everything they buy and end up throwing away, have the ability to be recycled.

Can this be achieved in the shrink wrap industry? Thanks to recent developments, the most wastage that occurs with shrink wrap being thrown to the landfill has been halted with the development of biodegradable shrink wrap. this is made possible thanks to the use of corn in the manufacturing process as well plastic polymers that can be broken down and reused.

If you consult each of our PVC shrinkwrap and Polyolefin shrink roll datasheets, they will confirm what elements each contains and how they can be recycled after use. One of the biggest problems in this chain of supply, is not the plastic bags consumers now pay 5p for but the enormous amount of rubbish packaging creates.

However, if the shrink wrap film can end up at a similar destination and a recycling plant as cardboard boxes, then you have helped the world be a cleaner and safer place. The advances in these corn made shrink wrap film products also enables sheets to thinner which aids in lowering carbon footprints across the business.

A few examples of which are as follows; shrink wrapping fresh produce prevents C02 conversion and rapid spoiling. Ensuring not only do goods arrive fresh but less oxygen is turned, lowering each business aspects carbon footprint. The materials can also be stronger and lighter, lowering fuel costs and weight of transport as opposed to another packaging material.

Lastly, while this is not a comprehensive review on your entire operations regarding saving the planet and respective views of the public. you will be seen to be aiding rather hampering the effort. If your packaging is 100% recyclable then you are more than complying to (2004/12/EC) of the European Packaging and packaging waste Directive. So good news all round!


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