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Compostable? Recyclable? We have both options
Recycling is now a non-negotiable part of sustainable packaging design, specially for plastic packaging. As end-of-life management becomes an essential part of the product cycle, our recyclable pouches are all produced using renewable, single plastic type materials, and designed for recycling. Meet your recycling targets, again and again (and again and again…).
Our aim is to reduce the world of non compostable plastic waste, we truly believe every small act can make a big impact. Honest is all about committing to creating a more sustainable world. The materials we apply to our bags are certified to TUV, BPI Compostable certifications.
Packaging is one of the largest markets for plastic use, and the vast majority of packaging materials have short life cycles, with plastic packaging generating more waste than its own use of plastic. Taking European data as an example, in 2015, the demand for plastics in Europe was 49 million tons, of which 39% was used by the packaging industry, while 59% of plastic waste was plastic packaging waste in terms of the source of plastic waste. There may be a greater social responsibility for plastic recycling in the packaging industry. There are also more and more packaging companies joining in the plastic recycling and starting a program of using PCR materials. However, the packaging industry is relatively extensive, and the requirements of each segment are significantly different. The use of PCR materials in the packaging industry requires the development of more appropriate material paths based on specific products.
The use of PCR plastic will add a sense of responsibility for the brand to protect the environment, which will also become a highlight of the brand promotion, coupled with increased consumer awareness of environmental protection, many consumers are also happy to pay for PCR packaging products.
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Our goal is to reduce the world of non-compostable plastic waste.
AIB Vincotte (OK Compost), DIN Certco, BPI (USA) and other certifications.
The compostable materials we use are certified to European Standard EN 13432, the US Standard ASTM D6400 and the Australian Standard AS 4736!
PLA (Poly-Lactic Acid) is made of corn or plant starch extract.
PBAT (short for polybutylene adipate terephthalate) is a biodegradable random copolymer
PCR stands for post-consumer Recycled material, which is used to recycle Recycled materials such as PET, PE, PP and HDPE and then process them into new packaging materials. Recycling of waste plastics produced by common consumer products such as lunch boxes, shampoo bottles, water bottles, washing machine buckets, etc.
PIR is the full name of post-industrial Recycled material, refers to the materials produced by industry, due to its own production process or process, commonly known as mouth material, waste. It’s a lot easier to process than PCR. If there are no special circumstances, immediately crushing can be re-made particles.
According to the amount of recycling, PCR plastic has an absolute advantage in quantity, according to the quality of reprocessing, PIR plastic has an absolute advantage.
So strictly speaking, both PCR and PIR plastics are recycled plastics that the industry has been talking about, but in a more standardized or written language.
Conventional flexible packaging is typically made from 3 or more layers of material. Since these materials are made from different types of plastics, the pouch is qualified as code #7 recycling, or “other”, and are nearly impossible to recycle in most municipalities, as them requires separating the fused layers. This results in these packages being hauled off to the landfill. Recyclable bag is a single-material(PE, EVOH-PE, LLDPE, etc.) pouch.
(1) PCR plastic is one of the important directions to reduce plastic pollution and help “carbon neutrality”
Since the invention of plastic, plastic products have brought great convenience to human living standards, and it has been difficult for human beings to leave plastic products. However, the waste problem brought by plastic products has become one of the development dilemmas of human beings. About 30 million tons of plastic waste are produced every year, of which 14.1 million tons are plastic packaging waste, and only a small portion of plastic waste is properly treated. Source: “Single-use plastics a roadmap for sustainability”), which shows that plastic recycling is still at a relatively low level.
Then PCR plastics are mixed with virgin plastics and reused to make plastic products. This approach not only reduces CO2 emissions, but also reduces energy consumption and helps protect the environment.
(2) Use of PCR plastics to further promote recycling of waste plastics
The more people who use PCR plastics, the greater the demand will be, which will further enhance the recycling of waste plastics and will gradually change the model and business operation of waste plastics recycling, meaning less waste plastics going to landfills, incineration and existing in the natural environment.
(3) Promotion of Polices
Many countries around the world are now legislating the mandatory use of PCR plastics.
We have Flexo Printing, Gravure Printing and Digital printing options for different products.
Two Options: One is to print metallic ink which is expensive; The other solution is to knock out the white under so the foil shows through the color and makes it look metallic.
The material is made from plants, like wood chips, corn starch. It is crystal clear and easy to print. You Don’t need to compromise the printing quality by being eco-friendly.
We have Brown and White options of Kraft papers. Both kinds of papers are FSC certificated. Other than cellulose to be printed on, we are also very good at printing sharp colors on Paper, with a natural look and feel.
Compostable materials are normally poor in barrier. To prolong the shelf life we have introduced metalized compostable material. This layer is created with a vacuum process to adhere a thin layer of aluminium to our Clear Paper to create a superior barrier. This layer is inert and returns to the earth in the same way.
Materials are made primarily of GMO-free corn and safe for direct food contact. Both finished bags and layers meet EU and FDA Standard.