- Renewably sourced
- Fully recyclable
- Reduced environmental impact
- Doesn’t contaminate existing streams
- No impact on quality or graphics
Sustainable Packaging Made From Sugarcane
Get the same application flexibility and performance as traditional polyethylene, but with materials made from sugarcane.
Conventional plastics are part of our everyday lives – from the frozen peas we bought in protective packaging, to pet treats in shelf-stable, high barrier bags. However, your consumers are increasingly concerned with the impact they are making on the environment. Consumers today want to know not only what is in their food, but what is in their packaging. With a massive shift in demand for sustainable products, manufacturers are given the challenge to develop even more innovative solutions to reduce their environmental impact.
That’s why the newest addition to our product offerings is Sugarcane – 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, it is a plastic made from a renewable raw material: ethanol from Brazilian sugarcane.
I’m green™ Polyethylene captures and fixes CO2 from the atmosphere during its production, helping to reduce greenhouse gases emission. As sugarcane polymers are a renewable resource and don’t depend on fossil fuels, there is a substantial environmental benefit. I’m green™ polyethylene exhibits the same characteristics as traditional polyethylene in regard to application flexibility, performance, and especially in terms of recycling, so you are not making any compromises by using a sustainable solution. By using a minimum of 25% Sugarcane resin, your packaging can proudly carry the I’m Green logo– letting your consumers see the added value of buying your product.
Our partners at Braskem ensure that their suppliers meet the principles of sustainable development present in the “responsible ethanol sourcing” which covers aspects such as respect for biodiversity and good environmental practices.
See here if you would like to know more about the “Green Plastic Cycle” and how Sugarcane is made.