eco-Plastic

FULL of ideas…………

In this post:
Passionate Pioneers in Eco-Friendly Printing- Print The Change eG,
Are you printing on plastic?
…a list at the bottom of other posts about the Printing & Packaging Industry

Photo above: MAIRA KONDO, designer


NO MORE EXCUSES!

eco-Suppliers have you covered! – Big time! – There are now thousands of paper, packaging, textile, eco-Plastic suppliers out there with sustainable products for you to print on! They want to get their products to YOU! Where ever you are. The more they sell the lower their prices


>>>Are you printing on plastic?

Packaging trends 2019: Part 1 – The search for sustainability:
Bio-based alternatives: Steady growth in 2019
In addition to paper-based packaging, bioplastics are also making a serious challenge to traditional plastics in 2019. Bioplastics have achieved relatively slow but consistent growth to date. Plastics Europe Market Research Group (PEMRG) estimates that bioplastics currently account for 6 percent of all plastics packaging. Meanwhile, European Bioplastics (EUBP), expects bioplastic global production to increase by 18.8 percent between 2017-2022.

Edible and biodegradeable plastics have been in the works for years now…As early as 2016, people were already talking about a milk based plastic that can be used to package food and you can even eat it. made of casein — a milk protein


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Google Goes Bio-plastics
Google Express goes green with Israeli compostable packaging. These packaging products will offer retailers and customers an eco-friendly option for shipping and receiving packages.

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TIPA, founded by two Moms in 2010, produces an award-winning line of compostable flexible packaging already used in European countries for food and apparel. The durable TIPA material is made from a patent-protected combination of compostable materials, that include plant-based polymers. The company’s main focus is the end-of-life of packaging and it’s ability to be composted.

41 seconds TIPA® Addresses Plastic Waste and Pollution at its Source!
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TIPA® has joined the New Plastics Economy’s Global Plastics Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. November 4, 2019   Daphna Nissenbaum, Co-founder and CEO of TIPA® stated that, “It will be very beneficial for us to be affiliated with and learn from them. The more than 400 organizations that have committed to their pledge of being recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.”   
Most of TIPA’s products can be printed on the Flexo printing process. We also have the option to print on Gravure and digital, but we recommend if you have any questions, to contact us on your specific printing needs. TIPA’s products can be used on standard heat sealing machines, as well as low-temperature sealing machines.
We currently offer the following products in our TIPA Portfolio, working closely with food, non-food and packaging companies.

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 3:08 PM Avishag Seligman <[email protected]> wrote:

Dear Lesley,
We manufacture in Europe and ship globally. Our catalog is here.
Any printer looking for compostable packaging can use the “contact us” page on our website www.tipa-corp.com to get a quote. Or directly to me: Ms. Avishag Seligman
Once we understand the relevant parameters for an order (location / the product being packed / type of packaging / dimensions / quantity and so on) we will be able to connect to the relevant sales rep.
Thank you again for contacting TIPA
Avishag
Marketing Manager at TIPA [email protected]


MATER-BI Packaging solutions

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MATER-BI Packaging solutions

The essential components used for the production of MATER-BI are non-genetically modified corn starch and vegetable oils, cultivated in Europe using conventional agricultural practices.
Novamont collaborates with Unicoop Firenze
November 2012 Unicoop Firenze was the first large scale retailer in Italy to replace shopping bags with those of MATER-BI and from February 2014, adopting bioplastic bags and gloves in the fruit&vegetables departments in all its 103 points of sale.

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2015, ONE Example is: Novamont collaborates with Lavazza From the strategic partnership between two leading Italian names came the compostable capsule made of MATER-BI. The result 5 years of research is a new paradigm of development that starts with coffee and uses circular economy principles to where the biodegradable capsule and used coffee are recycled together as compost.


Endless Sustainable Choices of eco-Plastic with Premium Quality
PlasticFri™ offers high-quality products with a Premium-Feel which is  a perfect value-added offering for anyone to minimize their carbon footprint significantly.
The products are 100% Compostable, Biodegradable and Customizable with design, size and color. Please contact us for the Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) of the customized products.


polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymers

1:12 minutes PLA for longer shelf life! https://www.goinggreensolutions.com.au/
Going Green Solutions has been at the forefront of sustainability for over 10 years.
We are always looking for the best eco-friendly products for your homes, businesses and organisations, and are committed to excellent customer service. We investigate the sustainability and ethical credentials of every product we stock – so that you can shop with sustainable peace of mind.
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Natureworks: What began in 1989 as a Cargill research project looking for uses of carbohydrates from plants for more sustainable plastics, quickly became the materials we are known for, today – Ingeo.

Ingeo is used for many of the single-use plastic items that are being outlawed today. But when they are made with Ingeo, their end-of-life scenario is clearly developed for the product to be produced. NatureWorks recently finalized a three-year partnership with The Ellen MacArthur Foundation in support of their New Plastics Economy Initiative.
There are 40 families of lifestyle products made with Ingeo bioplastic & fibers that are currently produced for hundreds of brands and retailers, selling to consumers worldwide. This product is historically biodegradable/compostable. Where to Buy Ingeo & Ingeo-Based Products:
Ingeo PartnersUse this tool to find suppliers near you.

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Ingeo PartnersUse this tool to find suppliers near you.

NatureWorks is now a world-leading biopolymers supplier with its Ingeo portfolio of materials made from renewable, abundant feedstocks. These materials provide brand owners new certified cradle-to-cradle options for their products’ after-life.
NatureWorks is jointly owned by Thailand’s largest chemical producer, PTT Global Chemical, and Cargill. Our manufacturing takes place in Blair, Nebraska, USA. Today, we have representatives in over 10 countries covering North America, Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific. We continue to work with converters, brandowners and retailers around the world to help introduce natural products.
Carbon in the form of sugar from plants is where Natureworks, started to develop Ingeo. We continue to look for plant based sugars for Ingeo. Our next step is to look into making Ingeo from CO2 and Methane.


in favor of Business?

Andrew Wheeler, who leads the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says he is “in favor of business”.
“Wheeler will try to keep his efforts “under the radar” when implementing Trump’s destructive agenda,” says Jeremy Symons, VP of the Environmental Defense Fund, “That should scare anyone [any thing] who breathes.”


If Wheeler is so in favor of business, he should put Environmental Action at the forefront….. Innovation Makes Business. The Printing and Packaging industry is an excellent example!


If you haven’t put “Green Business Practices” at the top of your print shop business agenda, you are crazy!

It is CLEAR. Green is “in favor of Business”.


Do not let anyone fool you.
Know What Kind of Plastic you are printing on……

Harmonised standards for bioplastics

Biobased
Compostable
If bioplastics have proven their compostability according to international standards, they can be treated in industrial composting plants. Plastic products can provide proof of their compostability by successfully meeting the harmonised European standard, EN 13432 or EN 14995. These two standards define the technical specification for the compostability of bioplastics products:
EN 13432:2000 for BioPlastic Packaging:
*Requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation
*Test scheme and evaluation criteria for the final acceptance of packaging
*This is a harmonised European standard linked to the European Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste (94/62/EC). It asumes conformity with essential requirements of the Directive. It has been translated and implemented in all the European Member States. …

Recycling plastic: No quick fix in sight ??? What About MLP?

Jul 10, 2019 … large retailers and e-commerce giants, the largest users of banned plastic, continue to do so. These materials, especially multi-layer plastic (MLP), cannot even be recycled and end up in landfills, where they take hundreds of years to decompose. One of the most harmful forms of plastic is in use everyday – sachets used to hold shampoos, soaps, even readymade spices and the sealed packets that hold the chips our children eat. The material used in these cases includes aluminium, and is known as MLP, or multi-layered plastic. These end up in landfills, increasing the burden. Even ragpickers, who pick plastic waste to sell to recycling units, avoid this type.

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Flexfillms’ line of products Standard Products Quick Reference Guide

An enzyme based technology for 100% biodegradable MLPs

New sustainable packaging solution from Uflex, parent company of FlexFilms
October 14, 2019 Uflex has developed a sustainable solution that quickly breaks down the molecular PE chains and biodegrades polymers back into harmless components like water, biomass, and carbon. It was presented at the recent PackPlus Conclave in New Delhi, further information will be unveiled in the coming months.
The Flexzyme technology
Flexzyme biodegrades plastic through bacterial, microbial action, moisture and heat.
Flexzyme is infused into polyolefins to biodegrade the polymers. The concentrations and dosage will affect the speed and rate of biodegradation.
Plastic products containing Flexzyme technology are food safe, certified according to US FDA Standard number 177.152. The Enzyme mediated polymer does not activate until it touches the soil ecosystem, composting, etc. Therefore, the ingredients will not affect a product either in the warehouse or its on-shelf life. They are not affected by premature biodegradation.
Flexzyme is suitable for use in LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, polypropylene and PET.
Flexzyme is based on organic ingredients only, contains no heavy metals or genetically modified crops and is 100% non-toxic

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Uflex & FlexFillms’ Manufacturing is present in all major continents and enjoys a formidable market presence in over 140 countries. FlexFilms‘ possesses the perfect solution to keep the converting industry ahead of its time!!!
Uflex “Cylinder” Business is a State-of-the-art manufacturing facility for producing Rotogravure Cylinders, Flexo Plates & Flexo Printing Sleeves that carry out intaglio printing process, involving engraving & Transfer of the image onto an image carrier. We carry out the entire process from the steel base, copper plating, surface finishing, digital engraving, chrome plating and subsequently to final proof print.


eco-Plastic exhibition

Exhibition:
“Bioplastics in the circular economy: Sustainability, Product Innovations & Waste Management”
NEW DATES: 9-10 June, 2020 – Bangkok, THAILAND

For the latest on bioplastics use in Asia, attend CMT’s 14th BioPlastics Market.  Contact Grace at [email protected] or call +65 6346 9147 for details.
Local Small Enterprises: If you are a start-up or a small local company & wish to attend – contact [email protected]  or [email protected] 

Key Sessions : 

  • PEPSICO reveals current challenges in bio based transformation journey and upcoming opportunities
  • NEW BALANCE’s take on material innovation and plastic application in footwear
  • FORD MOTOR CHINA shares insights on bio-based engineering plastics in automotive parts
  • NEXANT analyses bioplastics trends & prospects in South East Asia
  • JIN HUI ZHAO LONG HIGH TECH shares China’s bioplastics growth, supply and demand
  • KOREA BIOPLASTICS ASSOC. on bioplastics challenges & opportunities in South Korea
  • GLOBAL BIOPOLYMERS presents bioplastics prospects for geotextiles & bio composites 
  • AVANTIUM updates on PEF plant projects
  • BRASKEM presents the growth prospects of bio-PE & circular economy initiatives 
  • Panel Discussion: Emerging Renewable Feedstocks, Sustainable Supply & Conversion Economics led by THAI WAH PUBLIC COMPANY

NO EXCUSES!

If you are a print shop or a packaging company.
YOU CAN BE GREEN! NOW!

The Winners!
The first Industry that can go completely Circular…NOW!
Here are a number of posts on the already Sustainable Circular Printing & Packaging industry:
Every Print Shop can “Go ECO”! NOW!

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