Alternatives to the traditional plastic

Question marks about the use of plastic are creating a demand for alternatives. Boxon is offering alternatives in many different materials. Our greener alternatives to ordinary plastic comprise both green PE and compostable material.

LDPE

LDPE stands for low-density polythene and has a low density, thus giving it shape ability properties. This makes the LDPE alternative ideal for products such as food bags, stretch film, milk carton linings, etc. LDPE is recyclable.

Green PE

Has the same properties as LDPE and an identical appearance. The only difference is that it is made from renewable resources. In Boxon’s case, from sugar cane. Green PE is 100% CO2 neutral and can be recycled back into PE or incinerated to form biofuel. Owing to its composition, no further carbon dioxide is emitted to the atmosphere during incineration. The only CO2 escaping to the atmosphere is that which was once bound to the sugar cane.

Compostable material

Compostable material has similar properties to LDPE and Green PE and is made from renewable material. It can be made from many different sources, such as sugar cane, maize, etc. As it is not a plastic, it cannot be recycled together with plastic. Instead of recycling, it can be composted. Either through industrial composting or by composting at home.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us!

50 used PET bottles make one Big Bag

Boxon converts PET bottles from Indonesia into new big bags. In this
way, we help to reduce local plastic waste and to prevent marine pollution. After use, the Recycling PET Big Bag can be recycled again.

In times of climate change and polluted oceans, it is clear that we have to react. At Boxon, we permanently work on creating the world’s most intelligent and sustainable packaging solutions – that includes products with regard to environmental aspects. Today Boxon offers different solutions with an improved environmental footprint. And with Big Bags made from recycled PET bottles from Indonesia we now take the next step.

The used PET bottles are collected from landfill sites and by individuals, who deliver it to one of the several collection points in Indonesia. At least 10% of the materials are marine litter, originating from beaches and coastal areas. 25 bottles are needed to produce 1 kg of woven recycling PET. This means, that 50 PET bottles are used for the production of an average 2 kg- Big Bag.

Same quality standards, improved environmental footprint

In terms of quality, no compromises have to be made. The same high quality standards are set for the R-PET Big Bags as for the FIBC made of polypropylene. Boxon customers benefit from flexible customization options and a big bag that is optimally adapted to their goods.

While there are no concerns in terms of quality, the positive benefits for the environment are numerous:

• Prevention of marine pollution
• Effective re-usage of PET bottles
• Less ressource input
• Up to 25 % less CO2 emissions

All steps from sorting and cleaning the bottles to processing and the production of Big Bags take place in the same facility, which means short ways and no re-transport or re-packaging. PET can be recycled and reprocessed multiple times without loss of properties. This makes it a
very circular plastic if discarded correctly.

Boxon customers can check with us how the R-PET Big Bags can be integrated into their supply chain. It has never been so easy to improve a packaging’s environmental footprint!

Learn more about Big Bags from recycled PET bottles

New packaging return & recycling service

In January 2019, the new packaging act has set a new framework for the disposal of packaging in Germany. In order to make it easy for packaging users, Boxon and has launched a pilot project with the German RIGK GmbH: a company founded by the industry for the industry, commerce and agriculture, for the proper and environmentally friendly disposal and recovery of plastic products.

Thanks to the pilot project, Boxon’s customers and their end customers can easily dispose their used Big Bags at one of the many RIGK collection points. Boxon customers benefit from the RIGK services without any own administrative burdens. To use the services, they don’t have to sign an own contract with RIGK, but can simply benefit from Boxon’s license. The license number and sign is printed on to the Big Bags so they can be identified by RIGK upon return.

With this new service, Boxon makes it easy for its customers to access the recycling system. The only requirement is that the bags were purchased from Boxon and that the customer has previously added the service to the order.


Customers improve their environmental footprint

After the return, the big bags go directly into the recycling process: they are shredded and cleaned and processed into re-granulates, which are used to produce new plastic products. In this way, Boxon customers can ensure their used packaging is sensibly reused and improve the environmental performance of their company.

The service is currently available for Big Bag disposal in Germany. That means, that also companies delivering to Germany can use the service, if the Big Bag disposal takes place in Germany.

More info & contact
Get more information on our website (German) or contact us via infobulk.de@boxon.com (we speak English).

Learn more about RIGK