Eco-Friendly Potato Polywrap for Magazines
26th November 2018
We’ve been offering biodegradable magazine wrap to our customers for some time, but over the past few months we’ve seen demand steadily increase – so we wanted to share some more information about it here to make sure you’re not missing out.
We’ve seen a lot of interest across diverse sectors. Coinciding with a raise in awareness driven by the focus on reducing single-use plastics in the news recently. The cost is a little more than traditional polythene but given the benefit to the environment and the associated positive PR many of our customers are finding it easy to justify the cost.
The new material performs just as well as traditional plastic wrap and is ideal for wrapping magazines, brochures and catalogues. You can still see your design through the wrap, but it is not quite as transparent as standard polythene. We like to think of this as a feature, drawing attention to its environmental credentials!
Our biodegradable wrap is manufactured from potato starch and is 100% compostable. This means that once finished with it should be placed in with home composting, rather than a recycle bin. It’s important to print a notice on the pack to ensure your recipients know how it should be properly disposed of.
Manufactured from renewable vegetable resources, our wrap is 100% biodegradable. Typically a bag will degrade into just water, carbon and and biomass within 180 days (dependent on thickness) according to international standard EN 13432.