Biodegradable means that a product can be broken down over a reasonable length of time, without oxygen. Biodegradable plastics use 5% oil in the manufacturing process, which means they can not be recycled due to contamination of the other plastics and they do not biodegrade in the ocean.
Recycling of plastic bags
The recycling of plastic bags used to be generally considered impossible, but there are in fact 7 identification codes that could help you to recycle successfully. In each recycling symbol there should be a classification number which corresponds to the plastic resin used during manufacture.
Eco-friendly bags are basically defined by the materials used and how many times a bag must be used to be truly eco-friendly. They can fall into paper bags, bags for life, non-woven PP bags, cotton bags.
You need to decide which of these options is important to you and your customers, but at allpack® we have a range of:
We can talk through which type of bag best suits your business, environmental ethics and your budget.
We currently stock Kraft™ Paper, 2 ply Mailing bags with peel and seal closure in the following sizes:
11” x 5” x 24”
16” x 9” x 42”