Nowadays, the conscious consumer as well as the producer more and more often look at something more than just the brand. Reaching for the product and creating it, they want to have a nice product, but finally getting for them the quality, environmental impact and origin of the ingredients used become more important. The packaging in which the product enters the store is seen today in the same way and which allows the product to remain fresh and has the most hygienic function.
Conventional plastic films are great for packaging, but are made from petrochemical raw materials. Unfortunately, these are not renewable sources, and their production consumes a lot of energy and emits a lot of gases. This is important in light of the increasing pressure on brand owners to use packaging that is produced from renewable resources and that it can be recycled in a sustainable manner after use, e.g. by
recycling, reuse or composting.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE OF BIODEGRADABLE MATERIALS FROM COMPOSTABLE?
Biodegradable material is a material that it decomposes when exposed to it microbiological environment. It should be noted that today, according to this definition, unfortunately also some traditional plastics can be referred to as this. But it should be noted that the waste then is microplastic.
Packaging materials, however, should always be referred to as compostable because they have to meet as such strict requirements of standards such as EN13432 and D6400. These are standards defining the scope and time of biodegradation as well as the results of this process and their toxicity. Which means that then we have a guarantee that after decomposition the waste is not microplastic but biomass.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE RECYCLING MECHANICAL FROM ORGANIC?
Mechanical recycling, we all know it at a glance mechanical fragmentation of materials (plastic, aluminum cans, glass, etc.) to an enabling form
forming them into a new product ready for use. Otherwise, to recycle the same raw material once used. Unfortunately, there are many threats here, such as recycling of plastics contaminated with bio waste. Such a raw material is, if it can be subjected to costly washing, but unfortunately it is usually not recyclable and cannot be recycled again.
In turn, organic recycling as another option, Circular Economy is the processing of biological waste, such as food scraps, waste garden and compostable packaging, through composting or anaerobic processes to create biogas and / or soil-enriching compost. In the case of our films - the perfect solution.
In fact, the spectrum of applications is enormous:
- packing dry meats
- packing of dried plants
- wrapping meat products and cheeses, even melted during smoking.
- packing teas, wrapping cardboard boxes. Tea bags, bags for leaf teas, even flavored.
- packaging of hygiene articles
- pasta packaging
- packaging of dog food
- packaging the entire line of organic, natural BIO products, not in plastic, but in the most environmentally friendly packaging.
- packing chocolates and bars
- production of compostable self-adhesive labels
- coffee packing
- packing chips
- windows in cartons, boxes and paper bags for bread, baguettes, take-away snacks.
- garbage bags, kitchen and garden bags
- and many, many other possibilities….