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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Plant Based ‘Plastic’ Bags from earth2earth®

25th November 2019

Dublin based earth2earth® announced recently the first fully certified Bio-Based, Carbon Captured “plastic” sacks and films in Ireland.

 

earth2earth® a brand of Thorn Environmental Ltd, have launched a range of refuse sacks, bin liners and packaging films that are all made from ethanol produced from sugarcane, which captures and stores 200kg of Co2 for every 1000 kg of product produced. It’s also 100% recyclable with normal fossil fuel-based P.E (polyethylene). It represents a major breakthrough in this industry.

 

The products are both sustainable and renewable being produced from plant-based ethanol that captures carbon, which is then turned into high-performance HDPE (High Density Polyethylene). It is indistinguishable from fossil fuel-based plastic and can be 100% recycled along with normal plastics.

 

‘The sugar cane captures carbon from the atmosphere and stores it within the finished product. The carbon footprint of both production and distribution is less than the carbon that has been taken out of the atmosphere, which makes it a carbon negative product. Utilising the latest multi-layer extrusion technologies means the bags are thinner yet stronger than traditionally produced plastic sacks. It means we can produce our products using less material than before, which further assists the positive environmental impact” according to Myles Thorn from Thorn Environmental Ltd.

 

Carbon Savings

The CO2 Saving when compared to “normal” plastic bags is up to 2.87kg per kg of product. i.e. if you weigh your existing plastic bag and multiply the weight by 2.87 this will give you the estimated CO2 saving. For example, if you switched 1 tonne of “normal” plastic over to our Carbon Capture film, the CO2 saving would be 2.87 tonnes. A significant reduction.

 

By choosing earth2earth®’s new Carbon Captured sacks and films, a significant decrease in carbon dioxide going to the atmosphere can be achieved. Climate change is occurring rapidly and earth2earth® are dedicated to a solution-based philosophy behind their products

 

Thorn Environmental have been producing environmentally friendly plastics since 1998. Originally Inspired by Agenda 21, now called Agenda 2030, and Europe’s environmental action programmes. They have utilised the latest technologies along with innovation to produce products for industry. Thorn were the first ever company in the world to produce water and heat resistant compostable sacks.

 

The Bio-based (plant) content is also certified by TUV – a product certification company based in Austria.

 

Please see our full range of earth2earth® bags here.

 

To find out more about these reduced carbon bags and other products from earth2earth® please contact our customer service team on bcss.info@bunzl.ie or phone +353 1 6301800

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