GET THE SAME APPLICATION FLEXIBILITY AND PERFORMANCE AS TRADITIONAL POLYETHYLENE, BUT WITH MATERIALS MADE FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES
Conventional plastics are part of our everyday lives – from the frozen peas we buy in protective packaging to pet treats in shelf-stable, high-barrier bags. With a shift in demand for sustainable products, manufacturers are given the challenge to develop even more innovative solutions to reduce their environmental impact and help companies meet sustainability goals.
Sugarcane is a renewable-source alternative to traditional polyethylene. Polyethylene is produced from fossil raw materials such as natural gas and oils, and is found in many everyday products. However, Sugarcane —also known as I’m green™ Polyethylene — is a plastic made from a renewable raw material: ethanol from Brazilian sugarcane.
Understanding the lifecycle of your packaging materials can help you cut costs along the supply chain by saving energy on the production line and lowering transportation costs. By looking at the entire lifecycle of packaging from manufacturing and transportation to use and disposal, your sustainable packaging choice will also have an impact on the environment.
Starch is also a renewable-source alternative to traditional polyethylene (PE) because it displaces virgin resins, reduces the use of fossil fuels, and reduces resin manufacturing greenhouse gas generation between 20-40%. Believe it or not, using starch has no impact on the graphics or the quality of your packaging!
Learn more about using renewable-source alternatives in your flexible packaging by contacting Emmerson.