Sustainable products and materials
Plastic bag alternatives
Due to the discussion regarding plastic bags, there are needs for alternatives. Boxon now offers a variety of options when it comes to materials. Our greener alternatives to ordinary plastic are both green PE and compostable materials.
LDPE is an abbreviation for Low Density Polyethylene and the low density means that LDPE has a certain plasticity. This makes LDPE ideal for products like carrier bags, stretch foil and coatings for milk cartons etc. LDPE can be recycled.
Green PE has the same properties as LDPE and looks just the same too. The only difference is that it is manufactured from renewable raw materials. Boxon Green PE is manufactured from sugar cane. Green PE can be recycled. It is 100% CO2-neutral and can either be recycled back into PE, or burned as a biofuel. No additional C02 is released into the atmosphere when Green PE is burned, due to its origins.
Compostable materials have similar properties to LDPE and Green PE and are manufactured from renewable raw materials. It can be manufactured from many different sources such as sugar cane, maize etc. As is it not plastic, it cannot be recycled together with plastics. Instead of recycling, it can be composted.