Have you ever wondered if there is an alternative to industrial polythene films that are biodegradable? Renowned for their VPCI Corrosion Inhihibitor technology Cortec Corporation has recently developed a fully biodegradable compostable film called the Eco Film®. This film is unquestionably the perfect alternative to polythene films.
The Eco Film® has received a TÜV Austria certification (OK compost industrial). This certification conforms to EN 13432 industrial compostability – a European equivalent of ASTM D6400.
The Eco Film® is shelf-stable and will only begin to bio-degenerate after introduction to a compostable environment. There are two versions of this film – the Eco Film® and Eco Film® II.
Why You Should Consider Using Eco Film®
Our environment is fragile and it needs a lot of care. The best way to take care of the environment is reducing environmental pollution. Eco Film® compostable film is the perfect alternative to polythene industrial films. Polythene films are not environmentally friendly – they cannot bio degenerate.
Contrarily, Eco Film® is completely biodegradable. Using Eco Film® will certainly help reduce plastic waste accumulation in waterways, oceans, etc. which eventually ends up in landfills.
Shifting from using polythene industrial films to Eco Film® industrial film is unquestionably one major way of becoming environmentally responsible. Consider the following real-life example done at the Minnesota Zoo:
The Minnesota Zoo came up with an environmental responsibility program. This program’s primary objective was to reduce the amount of waste generated in the zoo by using sustainable products such as Eco Film®.
Consequently, in the first year alone the zoo was able to recycle materials that weighed over 350 tons. Additionally, the zoo composted over 550 tons of waste which were then used as mulch as well as a soil mix additive.
Eco Film® Compostable Industrial Film Application
Since Eco Film® is an industrial-certified biobased product, it can be used in an array of applications such as the following:
- Grocery bags
- Garbage bags
- Parts packaging
- Community compostable programs (e.g. the Minnesota Zoo environmental program)
- Waste food bags
- Yard and mulch bags
The best part about Cortec’s Eco Film is that it comes in different film constructions to fit end users’ unique needs. You can place an order for small grocery bags to huge parts packaging bags for export.
Eco Film® II Backyard Compostable Film
Afterward, Cortec® launched a second generation Eco Film® that takes environmental responsibility to a whole new level. This second generation Eco Film® is called the Eco Film® II Backyard Compostable Film.
Eco Film® II saves a lot of time and is energy-efficient as users do not have to send used commercial compostable bags to their local industrial compostable facility. It allows end users to discard these compostable bags in their backyard bins.
The second generation compostable film biodegrades in less than 12 months particularly at ambient temperature in compostable environments. The film composts and becomes a soil amendment.
How Do Eco Film® and Eco Film® II Films Impact the Economy?
Every company needs to plan how their products will be disposed of in an environmentally responsible way at the end of their life cycle.
Unfortunately, single-use plastic bags are not environmentally friendly, forcing governments to impose restrictions and higher taxes on polythene products. Both Eco Film® and Eco Film® II are economical because they decompose at the end of their life cycle.
These two films help you do away with governmental restrictions and higher taxes on plastic bags which unquestionably makes them economical. Eco Film® and Eco Film® II are the ideal alternatives to single-use plastic bags.