Many packaging products boast environmentally-friendly benefits such as “biodegradable” and “compostable” materials. Over the next few weeks we will be bringing you ways on how you can reduce packaging waste and the Carbon footprint with our naturally smarter products or process throughout your operation. A biodegradable material is not necessarily compostable but a compostable material is always biodegradable! Carlton Packaging is launching our new range of PLA starch based mailing bags under our ‘naturally smarter’ range. These mailing bags will completely degrade to soil nutrients within 180 days in a composting environment and contain no harmful LDPE residues as some Oxo-degradable or photo-degradable LDPE products. Our starch based mailing bags are 100% biodegradable in industrial composting environments along with other organic waste such as food, paper, etc.
Compostable material breaks down into organic waste by microbial digestion to create compost. Compost has many beneficial uses including improving and fertilizing soil. To go through a composting process, organic waste requires the right level of heat, water, and oxygen. In a pile of organic waste, there are millions of tiny microbes that consume the waste, transforming the organic materials into compost.
By replacing 300 Million bags from conventional plastic to bio based and compostable bag the total material carbon footprint will be reduce by approximately 3600 Tons per year. If you are looking for alternatives to LDPE in any areas of your operation throughout UK & Europe our starch based mailing bags could be a great alternative.
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