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About Our Eco Products

Why Use Eco-Friendly Packaging?

Traditional petrochemical based plastic has been the packaging of choice for many producers and manufacturers for generations. It's benefits are well known but we are also aware of the environmental impact these plastics are having on the planet. Globally, legislation is being introduced to cut back on products, which have a harmful effect on our world. The main identifiable effects are their contribution to CO2 emissions through the manufacturing cycle, the depletion of non renewable resources and their contribution to ever increasing landfill waste and recently, their link to major health problems.

5 Truths About Traditional Plastics.

Heres a quick run-down of the ways traditonal plastics are harming our planet:

  • Most traditional plastics sit in landfills for hundreds or even thousands of years before breaking down or degrading becomes noticeable
  • Incinerating these types of plastics can give off poisonous and/or ozone depleting gases, including C02 which has been proven to contribute towards global warming
  • Most traditional plastics are made from petrochemicals, with many by-products and waste.
  • These petrochemicals take massive amounts of energy to process into useful plastics, and this energy more than likely comes from non-sustainable energy resources.
  • Discarded petrochemical based products cause unsightly litter throughout our waterways, roadways, parks and reserves
  • There are now many studies proving links to major health problems through the use of plastics with food

What are the Key Benefits of Eco-Friendly Packaging Products?

Some of the benefits of our eco-friendly packaging products are:

  • Versatile: Replaces many traditional packaging alternatives in a broad range of applications such as - food service and hospitality, produce and meats, bakery (traditionally using PET, PVC, PP, OPS, PS).
  • Can be disposed of by Composting or at the very least, safely buried in the ground where they will decompose naturally leaving no toxic waste.
  • In commercial composting environments, KiwiGreenPak products will biodegrade within 45 – 60 days.
  • Raw material used is grown and replenished annually providing vast employment opportunities all year round.
  • Natural products don't present health issues as do plastics