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April 2021

The Future of Sustainable Shrink Wrap

By Mr. Shrinkwrap April 21, 2021 3640 Views No comments

The Future of Sustainable Shrink Wrap

We all understand the problem of plastics when placed on our nation's landfills. Plastic waste contributes to the damage to the environment, and this is because the majority of it isn't biodegradable. Harmful chemicals are released into the soil and the surrounding atmosphere, and the environmental damage is long-lasting, for both human life and local wildlife.

Thankfully, a number of developments have been made in plastic manufacturing, and as such, eco-friendly plastics are now becoming available. Also known as bio-based plastics, these sustainable alternatives to traditional plastic products are biodegradable and reduce the threat to the environment. Many companies are now using bio-plastics when packaging and protecting their products and it is something that you should also consider.

These developments extend to the world of shrink wrap. Many of us use it on a regular basis, often to seal the products we use at home and in our businesses, as it can preserve and protect our valuable items from rotting. It is widely used across a range of industries, including the marine industry when protecting boats from moisture and mildew. As shrink wrap is now being designed with the safety of the environment in mind, we can all protect our goods without the need to worry about the long-term effects to the planet.

The advances in technology extend to the thickness of shrink wrap too. Steps have been taken within the industry to reduce the thickness and this dramatically reduces the problem of plastic waste. These thinner films have no effect on the strength of the plastic so customers can still be assured of the strong integrity of the product when packaging or covering their items.

REACT: Eco-Friendly Shrink Wrap

Biodegradable films are a big step forward for the plastic industry as manufacturers seek to produce more sustainable and environmentally friendly products. At Mr. Shrinkwrap, we are doing all we can to reduce our environmental impact and that is why we are now the proud stockist of React shrink wrap. It is designed to return safely to the environment so it should be the preferred choice for anyone looking to 'go green.'

How REACT works

During the degradation process, the energy from the film is harnessed and converted into clean, renewable, and sustainable energy. This makes it one of the safest and most renewable shrink wrap products available today. As it degrades, the wrap releases BIOGAS, and this is collected by the landfill capping and gas collection system. The gas is then converted to co-gen electricity, which both reduces emissions and the carbon footprint. To reach maximum sustainable potential, the landfill does need to have capping, gas collection, and co-gen operations.

Contact Us

By switching to technologically advanced eco wrap, you can do your part to protect the environment. To find out more about the sustainable packaging and protective materials we can provide, get in touch with us today.

At Mr. ShrinkWrap we are dedicated to providing sustainable packaging solutions to our customers. This Earth Day we are happy to introduce, REACT! A whole new line of eco-friendly products starting with REACT Wrap.

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