Greenpack is the manufacturer of a unique Bioresin used to produce Biobased and Biodegradable disposable products. Greenpack Bioresin produces the highest quality bioplastic products at the most competitive prices on the market. The bioplastic industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and consumers everywhere are becoming conscious of their environmental footprint and are looking for solutions to help them reduce it. However, bioplastics have historically been either too expensive or low-quality products. Greenpack offers a solution to this problem.
- Biobased & Biodegradable
- Sustainable MaterialProduct Dependant
- Time to BiodegradeUnder optimum conditions
- Touch & Smell
- Special Waste Facility Required
- StrengthEqual to or greater than conventional plastic
- CostCompared to Conventional (Based on average market prices)
- 3+ Years
- 100+ Years
- 100+ Years
- 3-6 Months
Greenpack bioplastics are made with plant starch which is a renewable resource
The plant starch we use to produce our bags is renewable organic carbon derived from fast-growing plants. This starch allows us to replace a significant amount of the non-renewable and non-sustainable fossil fuels that go into producing traditional plastic bags. This reduces both the consumption of non-renewable resources and the negative environmental impacts their extraction can have including non-renewable energy consumption and the production of toxic pollution and emissions.
In fact, switching from conventional plastic production to bioplastics could reduce industry greenhouse gas emissions by millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year depending on the amount of renewable energy used during production (European Bioplastics), meaning bioplastics have a significantly smaller carbon footprint than traditional plastics.
Greenpack bioplastics are Biodegradable in microorganism rich environments.
Greenpack products have been carefully studied and proven Biodegradable in the presence of moisture, oxygen and microbial life. What makes a product Biodegradable is its capability to be decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms. Conventional plastics are not Biodegradable because they are manufactured in a process which synthesizes long polymer chains from petroleum to form the plastic material. Microorganisms are unable to recognize these synthetic structures and therefore cannot break them down. The microbes simply do not have the metabolic pathways to degrade conventional plastic.
Greenpack products are unique in that they can be broken down by microbial life due to the addition of our plant based Bioresin that creates a molecular structure in our bioplastics that these organisms recognize. As a result they can degrade our products over time, and the richer the environment is in microbial life the shorter the length of time required for total degradation. While the timeframe for our products to biodegrade completely into natural components varies depending on environmental conditions, we can guarantee that our products will biodegrade exponentially faster than conventional plastics 100% of the time.
To be landfilled
- T-shirt bags
- Retail Bags
- Produce Bags
- Primary & Secondary packaging
- Garbage Bags
- Conventional Greenpack Cutlery
- Take-out line products
To be sent to industrialized Composting Facility
- cPLA Cutlery
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Cost and Energy Savings
Our facilities and equipment are designed to minimize energy use.
Manufacturing Greenpack products using our Bioresin requires lower temperatures than those required for traditional plastic processing. As a result, manufacturing Greenpack products requires less energy which means cost and carbon emission reductions for manufacturers and resource savings for the environment.
We produce high-quality biopolymers that are strong, durable and resistant to puncture.
Greenpack’s Biobased bags have a high tensile strength and are extremely durable, making them an ideal replacement for traditional oil-based plastic products. Our material is resistant to puncture and can be made to meet your unique design specifications. With high-quality printing options and completely customizable colouring Greenpack products can help to represent your brand in an environmentally responsible manner.
Shelf Life Extension
Greenpack bags are proven to extend the shelf life of produce by up to 60%.
The plant starch based material that composes Greenpack bags has an increased permeability to water vapor and ethylene gas. The hydrophilic nature of our material interacts with water vapor and decreases the amount of moisture that may become trapped within the bag. As a result Greenpack produce bags have lower coliform bacteria counts than those seen in traditional grocery bags. This in turn results in a slower rate of decomposition and lower amounts of ethylene gas encased in the packaging environment. These combined effects prevent the accelerated decomposition of fruits and vegetables. Consequently Greenpack bags significantly extend the shelf life of produce and have been proven to successfully do so by up to 60% by NSF International laboratories. This not only leads to a drastic reduction in food waste but also significantly lowers the greenhouse gas emissions that result from high volumes of food decomposition in landfills.
Our products are FDA-approved and do not contain any harmful chemicals.
At Greenpack, we believe less is more. We keep additives to a minimum and use only water-based inks for all of our colouring and printing needs. By not putting any harmful chemical additives into our products, we ensure they are food-safe, approved by the FDA, and will not break down and introduce harmful toxins into the environment.
Greenpack products can resist temperatures ranging from -10 to 100C. Our tableware and food containers are microwave and dishwasher-safe.
Traditional bioplastics are very temperature sensitive and as a result their exposure to extreme temperatures induces deformation which leads to the release of odours and unpleasant flavours into food. The heat resistance of our products means you can enjoy a warm beverage in one of our cups, or a bowl of soup or ice cream in a bowl or take-out container without worrying about the product fracturing or tainting the taste of your food.
Our Products are competitively priced and compete directly with fossil fuel-based plastics.
Traditionally, bioplastics have cost significantly more to produce than fossil fuel-based plastics, but we have worked hard to optimize our manufacturing and production processes in order to keep our costs to a minimum. We are now marketing our products in direct competition with conventional plastics. Our goal is to continuously decrease the cost of our products as we innovate to develop more economic solutions and grow our global economies of scale.