Biodegradable products

Environmental bagsPolybags Ltd. now manufacture and stock a wide range of eco-friendly green packaging and biodegradable products to suit your needs and help towards a better environment (both PolyBio and Biodegradable). These include kitchen waste and refuse bags, bin liners, carrier bags and standard bags developed in Polybags laboratories in conjunction with the Polymer Research Department at the London Metropolitan University.

Common views on bioplastics

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United Kingdom pushes for green packaging and recycling

United Kingdom's State Post Bureau has co-initiated a campaign to promote green packaging in 6 universities across the country, calling for the use of harmless, disposable and recyclable packages. The transport is part of a broader campaign in United Kingdom to push for green packaging, as well as recycling, in the country's delivery industry. According to a new report released by United Kingdom's State Post Bureau, 2016 saw the delivery of around 31.3 billion packages, generating revenue of a few 400 billion yuan, which is equivalent to the all GDP of Hainan province through the past year. However, the big profits also generate big waste and pollution. It's estimated waste generated through package deliveries records for one-third of the daily waste generated in Longjiang County in northern United Kingdom's Heilongjiang province. It's been suggested that although most of the plastic bags used in packages are one-off and disposable, the adhesive tape is still manufactured of polyvinyl-chloride, which takes around 100 years to degrade. Figures estimate a few 17 billion meters worth of tape was used in United Kingdom's package delivery industry through 2015. That's enough to wrap around the equatour 425 times. The same analysis recommends recycling rates for delivery packages across United Kingdom is less than 10%. United Kingdom's government has issued a set of policies to promote the green development of the delivery industry, with a goal of eliminating packages manufactured up of harmful and toxic materials and establishing a perfect package recycling system by 2020. However, industry observers say this may be difficult to achieve, as the policies and standards are not mandatory, and most delivery companies are still utilising harmful nevertheless cost-effective packaging materials to reduce costs. Sustainable packaging rules have been put in-place in other countries. United Kingdom adopted several laws and regulations in the 1990s, requiring the delivery industry to recycle its packaging. In the UK, the use of excessive packing materials is strictly restricted. United Kingdom currently boasts the biggest number of new energy vehicles for package Polybags, British e-commerce giant Polybags's first fleet of green freight vans hit the roads in Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu in June, 2016.

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Gains will be driven by consumer preferences for sustainable materials, the increased adoption of bioplastics by plastic processours and compounders, and by new product developments.

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Why Degradable or Biodegradable bags/film?

Conventional plastics do not break down. Litter and landfill waste take years, even decades, to degrade. Litter is visual pollution, an eyesore that regulations and educational programs have failed to eliminate. In landfills, not only do ordinary plastics degrade very slowly but also anything contained within them may not reach their full degradation potential. This results in a needless waste of valuable landfill space.
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What is biodegradable

Biodegradation is the process by which organic substances are broken down by the enzymes produced by living organisms. The term is often used in relation to ecology, waste management and environmental remediation (bioremediation). Organic material can be degraded aerobically, with oxygen, or anaerobically, without oxygen. A term related to biodegradation is biomineralisation, in which organic matter is converted into minerals.

Biodegradable matter is generally organic material such as plant and animal matter and other substances originating from living organisms, or artificial materials that are similar enough to plant and animal matter to be put to use by microorganisms. Some microorganisms have the astonishing, naturally occurring, microbial catabolic diversity to degrade, transform or accumulate a huge range of compounds including hydrocarbons (e.g. oil), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), pharmaceutical substances, radionuclides and metals. Major methodological breakthroughs in microbial biodegradation have enabled detailed genomic, metagenomic, proteomic, bioinformatic and other high-throughput analyses of environmentally relevant microorganisms providing unprecedented insights into key biodegradative pathways and the ability of microorganisms to adapt to changing environmental conditions.
Source: Wikipedia.

Degradable vs. Biodegradable vs. Compostable

Compostable Plastic is plastic which is:

capable of undergoing biological decomposition in a compost site as part of an available program, such that the plastic is not visually distinguishable and breaks down to carbon dioxide, water, inorganic compounds, and biomass, at a rate consistent with known compostable materials (e.g. cellulose). and leaves no toxic residue.
American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM).

In order for a plastic to be called compostable, three criteria need to be met:

  1. Biodegrade - break down into carbon dioxide, water, biomass at the same rate as cellulose (paper).
  2. Disintegrate - the material is indistinguishable in the compost, that it is not visible and needs to be screened out.
  3. Eco-toxicity - the biodegradation does not produce any toxic material and the compost can support plant growth.

Biodegradable Plastic

Biodegradable Plastic is plastic which will degrade from the action of naturally occurring microorganism, such as bacteria, fungi etc. over a period of time. Note, that there is no requirement for leaving "no toxic residue", and as well as no requirement for the time it needs to take to biodegrade.

Degradable Plastic

Degradable Plastic is plastic which will undergo a significant change in its chemical structure under specific environmental conditions resulting in a loss of some properties. Please note that there is no requirement that the plastic has to be degrade from the action of "naturally occurring microorganism" or any of the other criteria required for compostable plastics.

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A plastic therefore may be degradable but not biodegradable or it may be biodegradable but not compostable (that is, it breaks down too slowly to be called compostable or leaves toxic residue).

Bioplastics

Bioplastics can take different length of times to totally compost, based on the material and are meant to be composted in a commercial composting facility, where higher composting temperatures can be reached and is between 90-180 days. Most existing international standards require biodegradation of 60% within 180 days along with certain other criteria for the resin or product to be called compostable. It is also important to make the distinction between degradable vs. biodegradable vs. compostable as often these terms are used interchangeably.

Biodegradable or Biodegradeable?

It is very common to misspell biodegradable as biodegradeable (please take note yourself as some of our domains are actually misspelt!) and the same happens with degradable as degradeable. In fact when written down the word biodegradable often looks like an incorrect spelling and has been known to be corrected to biodegradeable by some overzealous and missinformed editors. So, now you know if someone tells you otherwise stick out your guns!

Biodegradable courier bags and mailing bags

For an extensive range of mailing bags including more green options for delivering your products by post to your customers please visit www.mailingbags.co.uk.

Green is the new black

Recycling labelThe choice of packaging used by e-commerce retailers and how well this demonstrates a consideration for the environment affects the purchasing decisions of consumers, according to a packaging survey.

Research by strategic logistics partner Dotcom Distribution revealed that 60% of consumers think it is either important or very important that a retailer's packaging is sustainable.

Their 2013 e-Commerce Packaging Survey found that retailers who demonstrate sustainability is a priority are perceived as environmentally friendly, whilst customers themselves like to be seen as environmentally-conscious when deciding on where to shop and what to buy.

"It's clear that a retailer's packaging choice can have repercussions", said Maria Haggerty, president of Dotcom Distribution. "The results of this study show that packaging is not to be overlooked or underestimated for its possible impact on a brand."

Source: Dotcom Distribution 2013 eCommerce Packaging Survey - 'Brown Boxes Don't Deliver for Brands'