Packaging Biodegradable Packaging and Environmentally-Friendly Plastics
Plastics today and the way consumers use them are far removed from the materials of yesteryear, particularly in how people use and dispose of them. Modern packaging solutions, including biodegradable packaging, are more environmentally-friendly than ever. This means that packaging manufacturers can continue creating high-quality, budget-conscious products while consumers have the peace of mind that comes with using a product that won’t harm the environment.
A Bottle’s Second Life
Recycling technology is more advanced than ever, making recycling increasingly cost-effective and accessible for all materials, including plastics. Because of their synthetic nature, plastics can be engineered to promote sustainability and reuse, which you see in products like PET packaging. PET plastics can be recycled and repurposed into something entirely different from their original purpose. For example, PET plastics are used to make water bottles, but after recycling, can be used to make fleece blankets. The ways in which plastic manufacturers manipulate these materials makes them last longer, rather than going to the landfill.
Biodegradable Packaging Technology
When recycling alone isn’t enough, the ever-changing field of biodegradable packaging development continues to boast new and improved results of technological innovation. Unlike completely synthetic materials and chemical compounds, biodegradable materials are repurposed and restructured natural compounds. These materials are perfect for the company that is committed to green-only products and practices.
Indentifying Recyclable Packaging
Recycling has advanced past one-size-fits-all strategies. Instead, plastics are divided into subcategories that define how they can be recycled and the extent to which they can be repurposed. If you want to learn more about your plastic packaging, look for the recycling logo molded into the material. Inside the logo, you should see a number—this is how the type of plastic is identified. For example, PET plastics are labeled with a “1,” while HDPE plastics are labeled with a “2.” Depending on where you do your recycling, you may have to sort your plastics based on their labels, or this may be done at your local recycling plant.
To learn more about modern advances in biodegradable packaging and recycling, contact Plastic Ingenuity today.