Are Produce Plastic Bags Biodegradable?
When selecting your delicious fruits and vegetables from the grocery store’s produce section, you’ll notice the rolls of plastic bags to put your selections in. Unfortunately, these produce bags are not biodegradable.
The plastic used to make produce bags, also known as film, is produced by using either high- or low-density polyethylene. This material isn’t biodegradable and can take centuries to decompose fully.
Are Produce Plastic Bags Sustainable?
The upside to using plastic produce bags is that they can be sustainable. For example, while most recycling centers don’t accept plastic bags, many grocery stores have implemented recycling programs. You can recycle your used produce bags, grocery bags, bubble wrap, and more.
Another way that plastic bags are more sustainable is that they require less energy to produce when compared to other materials, such as paper. In fact, according to a study conducted by United States EPA, “Plastic bags use 40% less energy to produce and generate 80% less solid waste than paper, and a pound of plastic takes 91% less energy to recycle as compared to a pound of paper.”
More and more companies are joining the effort to reduce waste in our country. As a result, technological advances have resulted in the creation of eco-friendly, plant-based poly bags that combine organic materials with the synthetic ones typically used. This makes poly bags not only a practical option but a sustainable one as well.
Sustainable Poly Bags From A-Pac Manufacturing
A-Pac Manufacturing is committed to supporting greener and more eco-friendly packaging initiatives, and we’re excited to announce a new, more sustainable product offering. Using NuPlastiQ® technology, we can deliver high-quality plastic bags made from 20% plant-based materials.
A-Pac Manufacturing’s sustainable poly bags are made from up to 20% plant-based polymer. This abundant, renewable resource provides many of the same qualities manufactured polymers possess, including strength, durability, and affordability. Still, it has one quality that plastic does not – the ability to biodegrade more quickly.
Are you interested in purchasing biodegradable plastic bags for your business? A-Pac Manufacturing has got you covered! Our new, more sustainable poly bags are our next step in offering you more of the environmentally friendly solutions you’re looking for. Call the A-Pac Manufacturing team today to discuss eco-friendly packaging options for your next order.