Sustainable Green Packaging
Here at Green Living Australia, we are making every effort to make our packaging as sustainable and green as possible. We are working with several packaging manufacturers to replace as much plastic packaging as possible with greener options. Your help with this would be invaluable. If you have heard of, or are aware of, any packaging products we could use as an alternative to our current plastic packaging, please let us know.
We are now using a green biodegradable bubble wrap caled Oxo-B Eco Bubble.
This is supplied from a local manufacturer Polycell and uses 'Reverte' in the resin mix, which ensures that once Oxo-B Eco Bubble's useful life is over and has been discarded into a rubbish tip or landfill, it will degrade (crack) and finally break down into smaller pieces with the aid of UV light, oxygen and/or heat. Once this has occurred, the smaller pieces are subjected to ingestion by microorganisms within the rubbish heap or landfill and will finally biodegrade to C02 and H20 plus biomass.
Check out our cardboard recycling machine. Used cardboard that would usually be thrown in the recycling skip is run through this machine to produce a great protective packaging material that is fully biodegradable.
Cardboard is fed into the machine one side and this great protective, packaging material comes out the other side.
The packaging industry is working hard to come up with solutions to the growing public demand to eliminate plastic bags from use. We have been looking at several emerging options, however, there are a few parameters to consider in any replacement for plastic bags:
- Product visibility
- Packaging strength
- Moisture barrier
- Ability to handle storage in a freezer
- Food Safety
When we started this journey a suitable product simply did not exist and the development of new technology was required. As such, we have partnered with West's Packaging Services P/L, an Australian owned company with a passion for the development and production of environmentally friendly packaging solution. West's Packaging is at the cutting edge of the development of flexible packaging with greatly improved environmental credentials.
Watch out for this new packaging as it comes online. It may look and feel a little different but we are working hard to ensure that the products you purchase from us are packed in product suitable, sustainable packaging.