BiologiQ’s Eco Starch Resin® (ESR) is made from annually renewable agricultural resources.
Using thin plastic films for flexible packaging is a great way to increase sustainability compared to using other traditional packaging materials like rigid plastics, glass, wood, paper and steel.
After making the change to use plastic instead of wood, paper, glass and steel, a good way to increase sustainability is to look for ways to reduce the amount of plastic and to reuse and recycle plastic products. The 3 R's “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” have been the focus of the plastic industry for the past decade.
But ultimately, everyone knows that using fossil-fuel to make plastic products is not a sustainable solution. The New Plastics Economy proposes a new way of thinking that identifies three main ambitions that are aimed at increasing sustainability of plastics packaging:
- Create an effective after-use plastics economy (reuse and recycle)
- Drastically reduce the leakage of plastics into natural systems & other negative externalities
- Decouple plastics from fossil feedstocks.
Another developing principle that is gaining popularity is focused on Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) and prioritizes material usage efficiency over material re-use.
Do you want to get serious about sustainability? By blending BiologiQ's Eco Starch Resin® with polyethylene to make thin films, we can often achieve a 50% reduction in the usage of fossil fuel feedstocks.