The advantage in the use of recycled plastics lies in the possibility of reducing the production of new virgin plastic. In the context of a circular economy, the recycling of plastics allows you to maximize the value of this material even at the end of its life cycle, minimizing the impact it would have on the environment after becoming waste.
A plastic derived from sugar cane that is perfectly recyclable. Using bio-based PE allows us to reduce CO2 emissions into the environment, and therefore provide a positive impact against global warming. It can easily replace the raw materials from fossil fuel, and it has a lower carbon footprint thanks to the cultivation of sugar cane. The cultivation of sugarcane, while managed properly, can absorb significant concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), an interesting aspect from an environmental point of view, because it can partly compensate the CO2 emitted in further steps of plastic production, making the total process more sustainable.
OTHER PLASTIC MATERIALS USED
It comes from non-renewable sources, but are recyclable and certified suitable for food use as a guarantee of safety.
PET - Shock-resistant plastic with good mechanical properties and good gas impermeability. It is used for the production of bottles and jars. It is one of the most easily selectable and recyclable plastics which makes it a great choice. The R-PET recycled material maintains characteristics very similar to the virgin polymer and has the food grade certification.
PE - PE is suitable for the production of bottles, tubes, capsules and lids, as well as film. For the moment it is not available in food-grade certified recycled version.
PP (POLYPROPYLENE) - It is basically used for the production of vases and capsules. For the moment it is not available in a food grade certified recycled version.