Flutelope, the New Plastic Free Envelope Choice for the Planet
Posted by JessicaRhodes on August 30th, 2019
Back in the 1950s, when the world’s population was around 2.5 billion, we were globally producing around 1.5 million tons of plastic that year. Our population has now grown to over 7 billion, and we are now producing a staggering 320 million tons of plastic per year. 8 million tons of that waste has found its way into our precious and beautiful oceans.
If you want to make a difference to the environment and are keen to promote the welfare of our planet with all your packaging requirements, then we are proud to introduce our brand new, totally plastic-free Flutelope.
Flutelope is an eco-friendly padded paper bag, which is a sustainable alternative to bubble bags.
In an attempt to aid the recycling of the product, they ensured that the plastic bubble element of their packaging was only attached to the seams of the paper. This was done to ease the separation between bubbles and paper to make it simpler for recycling.
However, although this allowed the paper packaging to be separated from the hazardous plastics, customers were still left with totally unrecyclable bubble plastic to dispose of.
Added to the problems that arise when attempting to separate the recyclable paper from the plastic bubble wrap, manufacturers of traditional kinds of packaging also use a plastic coating on the paper to give a waterproof finish.
So although traditional bubble envelope manufacturers and retailers often claim their products are eco-friendly this is not the case.
According to recycling.co.uk padded envelopes containing bubble wrap are classed as ‘Composite’ materials. This kind of material is usually only recycled at designated areas, such as in Supermarkets. The usual purpose of these ‘collection points’ is to recycle plastic bags.
The sad news is, that these toxic plastics are sometimes burnt or added to our already overflowing landfill. Traditional plastic bubble wrap packaging is non biodegradable and can give off seriously toxic gases when burnt.
“The plastic element in traditional plastic bubble bags is a real issue
Envelopes LTD are leading the way with 100% recyclable packaging, which not only protects your deliveries from damage but helps you make the soundest environmental, earth aware and ecologically responsible choices.
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