Sustainable Packaging Solutions: PCR bottles and Biodegradable bottles
The sustainable development of human society has put plastic packaging under increasing environmental pressure, but plastic packaging is not going to be replaced by other packaging materials because of its unique advantages. In the future, with the advancement of technology, plastic packaging materials will be utilized in a way that reduces carbon emissions and is environmentally friendly, increasing the value of plastic packaging materials. Our planet needs sustainable packaging solutions.
Custom Sustainable Packaging Options
To take the environmental responsibility, Sanle Plastics is dedicated to the development of PCR Recycled Plastic, Biodegradable, composable, eco-friendly materials for your sustainable packaging needs and we are glad to develop more eco-friendly material further in partnership with a customer, our currently sustainable packaging material includes:
- PCR Plastic Packaging Solutions
- PLA or other Biodegradable Materials
PCR Plastic Packaging Solutions
PCR’s full name is Post-Consumer Recycled material, that is, recycled material usually refers to PET, PP, HDPE, and other recycled materials, and then reprocessed for the manufacture of new packaging materials of plastic raw materials. Image point to say, waste packaging is given a second life.
Recycled plastics are plastic materials that are obtained again after processing waste plastics. The biggest advantage of recycled plastics is that they are cheaper than new materials and biodegradable plastics, and can be processed according to different performance needs, only a certain aspect of the properties of plastics, and manufacture the corresponding products; degradable plastics are a class of plastics whose products can meet the performance requirements of use, and the performance remains unchanged during the preservation period and can be degraded into environmentally friendly substances under natural environmental conditions after use.
Why use PCR in packaging?
Primarily because it helps protect the environment. Raw plastics are usually processed from chemical materials and reprocessing has huge benefits for the environment.
Imagine, the more people use PCR, the greater the demand. This, in turn, drives more recycling of used plastic packaging and further drives the commercial process of waste recycling, which means less plastic ends up in landfills, rivers, and oceans.
Many countries around the world are legislating the mandatory use of PCR plastics.
Using PCR plastic also adds a sense of environmental responsibility to your brand, which can be a highlight of your branding.
Many consumers are also happy to pay for PCR packaged products, making your product more commercially viable.
In short, using a certain percentage of recyclable polymers in your packaging shows your responsibility to the environment as a manufacturer, and indeed makes a substantial contribution to the cause of environmental protection. What’s not to like?
Types of Sustainable PCR plastics
Sanle Plastics can offer PCR packaging solutions based on our standard and custom HDPE, PET, and PP plastic containers in different shapes, sizes, colors, and more, PCR content up from 30% up to 100%. We are glad to be your reliable sustainable packaging supplier.
HDPE PCR: High-Density Polyethylene Post Consumer Resin, 30%,50%,100% content HDPE PCR bottles
rPET bottles: recycled PET plastics rPET bottle, up to 100% rPet
Difference between PCR recycled plastic packaging and regular plastic bottle containers
PCR recycled plastic is odorless, just like regular plastic.
Compared to regular plastic, PCR recycled plastic has a slightly yellowish color.
- Stability and Compatibility.Regardless of whether the container is made of regular plastic or PCR recycled plastic, the filled product needs to be tested for compatibility and stability to ensure that the product is compatible with the selected packaging container and to ensure consistent quality.
PCR recycled plastic bottles are less flowable and less ductile due to the recycling process and are not as easy to mold as regular plastic. Therefore, the production design values for recycled plastic containers are different from those for general plastic manufacturing.
Biodegradable and Compostable Packaging
Sanle Plastics is taking a lead in China in the research and development of eco-friendly/biodegradable green package containers.
By cooperating with local universities, American laboratories, SGS ect., Sanle Plastics has trialed different biodegradable materials for manufacturing bottles, jars, boxes, lids etc. We support custom 100% biodegradable products. The biodegradable plastic species include light degradable plastics, biodegradable plastics, biodegradable plastic, and other light degradable plastics.
For example, the PLA (Polylactic Acid), PLA is a biodegradable and bioactive compostable polymer derived from renewable sources such as corn starch, cassava roots, chips or starch or sugarcane.
Sanle Plastics has trialed these PLA in various manufacturing processes and the results to date have been encouraging although there are some limitations.
Our goal is to develop 3-4 type of biodegradable materials within two
years which could have practical well applications and to complete preliminary research and development this year.
In addition, it would be great if we could develop this further in partnership with a customer, welcome to contact us to further discuss.