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Wrap a cucumber in plastic and it lasts 3 times longer than an unwrapped one. Cool as a … well you know!
96% of audits carried out have offered opportunities for reducing the amount of plastic used by downgauging, or offering alternative materials which, for example, could be recyclable.
The packaging world really loves an acronym; PET, BOPP, EVOH being just a few examples! Now due to our search for sustainability we have even more. So, what is OPE? – Well, it’s oriented polyethylene.
There are many things to celebrate when it comes to compostable food packaging. Let’s take a look at all things compostable and put a few misread messages straight.
We love a good dictionary definition here at National Flexible, and we’ve got one here for biodegradable: “A substance or object capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms and thereby avoiding pollution.” That seems straightforward enough, but before we dive into our list of benefits, let's look at how that transfers into packaging materials and products.
Eco friendly. There are two parts to the phrase we’re looking a little deeper into. If we’re going to help our planet retain resources without causing the ongoing harm we have, we need to consider it closely and how it impacts our actions.
Here’s the crazy notion behind recycling: most packaging materials CAN be recycled—in fact, far more of them than you think.
We don’t have to tell anyone how popular a pack stand up pouches are. You only have to take a quick browse around any supermarket or convenience store to see an abundance of sizes, shapes, and colours, holding every type of product imaginable.
As snacks tend be small free flowing items, they are usually best packed using gravity (imagine trying to push peanuts along a conveyor belt!).