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

Armed with this knowledge, it might seem intuitive that nursery owners would select biodegradable bags above polythene suppliers. However, the popularity of polythene suppliers with nursery owners is not unmerited.

Bioplastics: Great green hope or a false promise?

But experts say for the bioplastics sectour to certainly take off, gross oil must become more expensive. In recent months, prices have been volatile , recently reaching a four-year high before tumbling again.

To understand the structure of Compostable Bags market by identifying its alternative subsegments.

Our goal with this project is to create further awareness of the global plastic pollution problem and how the impact thereof has led to the expansion of biodegradable and compostable options. However, not all is willing or able to compost and discarding a product whether biodegradable or compostable into the environment is still a form of littering. This project sees at only simply burying the alternative items and noticing any changes above a period. The items we have include in our test are: plastic cups vs paper cups; plastic straws vs. paper straws vs. bio straws; plastic knifes vs. wooden knifes and corn-starch bags vs. compostable plastic bags. The biodegradable items are manufactured of paper, wood and compostable plastics which are manufactured from all-normal plant-based materials often including starch, corn oil and other plant material.

Growth Rate of Biodegradable Plastic Market with Raw Material Providers and Price Structure By 2028

The report signify the leading drivers, Biodegradable Plastic  restraining elements, development openings, new type advancement, Biodegradable Plastic  regional analysis.

The Riverside Company acquires Be Green Packaging

The Riverside Company is excited to announce the acquisition of Be Green Packaging of Santa Barbara, California. Be Green Packaging designs and manufactures Cradle to Cradle certified, environmentally friendly products and packaging for the consumer packaged products and foodservice industries. Be Green Packaging's molded fiber products are tree-free, compostable, and recyclable.

Biodegradable Packaging Material Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2018 to 2028

Chapter 14 – United Kingdom Biodegradable Packaging Market Analysis

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Due to these sobering facts, the biodegradable bag  has in reality been touted as a better means to acquire your grocery stores and other purchases residences from the store. Yet as Laura Parker reports for National Geographic, a new research study has in reality located that naturally degradable bags might not in reality deteriorate all that fast in the setting. Some, as a matter of fact, was still able to lug almost 5 pounds of grocery stores after being exposed to the components for three years.

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.
Source biodegradable bags at Packagingknowledge.com

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.

Please visit environmentalbags.com to know more about degradation and the types of degradable bags.

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'