Not Only Packaging Made With Plastic, But Also Made Using Biodegradable Materials
Did you ever notice how much plastic we use every day? By now, we are accustomed to seeing it everywhere, and not only where it is acceptable. If we do not turn a hair in front of a lot of single-use packaged products, we also have stopped to be upset seen, looking from the car’s window, a lot of rubbish left on the side of the road (they could even be thrown out – in a very dangerous way – from moving cars). Maybe, the sight of beaches full of bags, bottles – and now, also face masks – makes us a little angrier, but it happens, so for someone, it must not be so important.
“Why are we speaking about this?” you could ask. Because plastic is not biodegradable, it does not disappear like magic, it does not become part of the environment as paper or wood do. Plastic remains, it breaks in parts so small to not be visible to the naked eye, but it remains. It pollutes water, air, soil. It is harmful to animals and for who, which eats them (we included). According to a WWF commissioned research, every week we end up eating 5 grams of plastic, the equivalent size of a credit card.
The real problem is not plastic, but how it is – or is not – disposed of. So, which is the solution? What could we do?
New biodegradable and compostable packaging materials
Speaking only of the packaging for small-to-medium products (alimentary and not), a way to start to reduce the use of plastic exists: to make use of different kinds of films to pack, like biodegradable and compostable films.
Do you want some examples? Here we go!
- NATURALFLEX: made using viscose of cellulose, it is eco-friendly for 90%. It is compostable and biodegradable in seawaters (but it does not mean that the pack has to end in there), as well as at home. It opposes a high barrier against gas, aromas, and mineral oils. With the possibility of choosing between a barrier version and a breathable version, it is perfect to pack food products.
- PLA: made with the Polylactic acid extracted from corn, it is eco-friendly for more than 80%. Biodegradable and compostable – but not at home – it is a breathable material, which does not oppose a barrier. This film can be used to make bags with packaging machinery.
- EUROBIO: it is an eco-friendly film that, depending on the composition, can be eco-friendly from 30% to 65%. It is biodegradable, compostable and it is perfect to pack snacks, dried fruit, bakery products, as well as non-alimentary items, such as clothes.
All these three types of film are weldable and printable, so they are suitable to work with Lorapack’s machineries. Thesepatented packaging machines can work vertically, horizontally, or with various inclinations planes.
What are you waiting for? Contact us and find out if Lorapack’s machineries that use compostable and biodegradable film can be perfect for you!