Eco Friendly Products
Plastic is a major source of pollution that leaves behind a toxic legacy for hundreds of years.
People are realising that this trend is not sustainable and that genuine solutions need to be found and implemented as soon as possible.
Many of the day to day products we use are made from different kinds of plastics, and they are often packaged in more plastic. What happens to these plastics when they are no longer wanted?
Sadly only a small percentage of plastic packaging and products is recycled in Australia, much of it ends up in landfill, and can take up to 1000 years to break down.
Just like you, we care about the world we live in, which is why we are on a mission to find the best available options to limit our negative impact on the earth, and this is why we have introduced these two new products 109 and 230.
There has been much talk on reducing our use of plastics, and in particular single use products like drinking straws, shopping bags and packaging. If we all re-use our shopping bags, and use more paper and cardboard packaging, and newer biodegradable products, we can make a difference.
No. 230 Biodegradable Packaging Tape is a new and exciting product, the first packaging tape of this kind.
It is made up of 70% CaCO3, which is calcium carbonate, found naturally in egg shells, sea shells etc, and of 30% non toxic plastic with an additive to attract micro organisms. When in landfill, the CaCO3 portion breaks down and goes into the ground as would egg shells etc. The remainder is eaten by the micro organisms in the ground, and converted into biomass, water and carbon dioxide, all harmless products found naturally around us. Testing is underway to confirm how long this all takes, and as this is a very new product, has been going for less than a year.
Already we have seen over 80% of the tape broken down, so we can be confident that this product will biodegrade in a few years, unlike plastic products from fossil fuels that are with us almost forever.
The tape is a white colour with a printed message that tells people the tape is biodegradable, and hopefully they will think of using biodegradable products too.
Another important point is, that the carton the tape is shipped in, is made from biodegradable corflute type board.
The cartons can be reused or disposed of in landfill and will biodegrade completely.
No. 109 Recyclable Packaging Tape has an environmentally friendly unbleached paper carrier that contains no plastic layers or coatings, so that it is fully recyclabe with cardboard cartons and paper. Kraft paper is recyclable, biodegradable and compostable, making it an ideal choice for environmentally aware people. It has a look and feel that matches perfectly with cardboard cartons to give a professional and confident seal and appearance.