The Journey to finally switching from Plastic Bags

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It will come as no surprise to hear the words ‘plastic bag’. It is an extremely hot topic and will be for the foreseeable future. There are countless articles at the moment highlighting the drastic direction we are heading in if we continue our current trends; it goes without saying that something needs to change. Of course this will not be easy as single-use plastics still serves a valuable purpose in our day to day lives. The food industry is an excellent example to showcase this as BPF states that when food or indeed any other related product is packaged in plastic, they are then protected and in the case of fresh foods and goods as stated, they remain fresher for longer. Many of us are influenced by the shelf stability, durability and transparency of single use plastic, not to mention that it is deceptively cheap; but we then forget about the bigger picture and the real cost and impact that comes with single-use plastic which is the great deal of pollution it causes to our environment.

So what is the solution?
A product that offers the same properties and assets as conventional assets but returns back into the earth in a very different manner. It takes 1,000 years for a plastic bag to degrade in a landfill. Unfortunately, the bags do not break down completely but instead turn into micro plastics that absorb toxins and continue to pollute the environment. Compostable packaging on the other hand acts like organic waste and only needs certain requirements to return back into the earth. Here at Green Bell Packaging, our high quality packaging is made from 100% plastic-free polymer compound, manufactured from renewable natural materials and vegetable derivatives making it earth friendly and completely degradable. The products are not only durable to ensure practicality and longevity but are also home compostable. Interested in giving it a shot?

What exactly are you packing?
We offer a variety of home compostable products that can be used in several situations. In-order to understand what is right for you, it is important to know what you will be packaging. Will it contain food items or not, is it dry or come in liquid form. What is the shelf life of the product? Our products are adaptable for multi-use applications and can be designed in a range of styles.

What type of material are you looking to replace?
Even if you enjoy plastic packaging that much, our products are that good that they actually look and feel just like a regular plastic bag. We also make other types of packaging such as hard-skin and cotton bags.

What type of packaging do you need?
Do you need specific colours or sizes? We produce a range of colours and sizes to suit your particular requirement. Do you also require your packaging to be branded? We can do that for you as well using our printing ink that is environmentally friendly, alcohol-based and non-toxic.

How much packaging do you need?
How many bags would you typically order? How quickly would you use them, do you store them and for how long? We would happily send you a few product samples just for you to get a feel of the product.

How do you pack your products?
Is the process done manually?
Where does the packing take place?
So what Next?

You don’t have to answer all the questions above to know if compostable packaging is the way you want to go. We are available at any time to answer any questions you may have. If you do contact us, make sure to include information regarding your packaging needs and ideas as it will help us in coming up with a suitable proposal that suits you as an individual.
Plastic pollution is continuing to grow and is continuing to impact the environment. It is going to take constant persistence to break the habit of using single-use plastics, but with the development of our compostable packaging that looks and feels like plastic, making the switch could be a lot easier.