Spectra Packaging, have recently introduced
environmentally friendly biopolymer packaging to our growing range of
We can now offer customer’s plastic packaging made from renewable
sources. The new biopolymer plastics are produced from the ethanol from
sugarcane as opposed to conventional polyethylene, which traditionally
contains fossil based raw materials such as oil or natural gas.
The renewable sugarcane captures CO2 from the atmosphere during its
production, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally,
this biopolymer is also recyclable, which means landfill dumping is also
greatly reduced, offering a genuine sustainable packaging solution for
The new biopolymer plastic maintains the same chemical properties as
conventional petrochemical high-density polyethylene, which means there
is no difference in performance or appearance to the end result.
Spectra's Commercial Director, Gavin Chenery comments, "We're
extremely excited about our new bio-based packaging capabilities. With a
continually volatile oil market, the opportunity to produce packaging
using a sustainable source such as sugarcane presents massive
possibilities for the future. Using materials that help reduce global
warming offer unquestionable benefits for the environment".
Recent reports suggest that there are a growing number of leading
brands adopting the use of materials made from sugarcane in their
product lines. To help consumers identify products that use bio
plastics, brands can now display the "I'm green" trade-mark seal on
their packaging to let consumers make informed decisions when buying
Gavin went on to say, "Spectra continue to forge ahead with a number
of environmentally responsible alternatives which are designed to help
customers make a genuine green difference. We believe the addition of
fossil-free bio packaging to our existing Post Consumer Packaging (PCR)
will provide our customers with a range of environmentally responsible
ways to package their products".