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We are extremely proud that we are one of the first web shops in the Netherlands to sell biobased plastic tubs and lids to private individuals and SMEs.
How green is your future?
Pack-store only sells 100% recyclable plastic packaging and with the addition of Biobased packaging to our range, we are taking a new step towards a greener and healthier future for all of us!
How sustainable is Biobased packaging?
The Biobased packaging is made from Intopack Bio50+ plastic material, of which the raw material is based on ethanol, derived from residual waste from sugar cane production. This renewable material meets the highest and most recent requirements for optimal recycling and food safety.
The production of biobased plastic contributes to a reduction in the use of fossil raw material stocks. In addition, it makes a positive contribution to CO² reduction and a greatly increased circularity (both post-life and pre-life). You can recognize the Biobased plastic containers and lids by the I’m green logo.
What is the difference between conventional plastic and Biobased plastic?
Conventional plastic packaging is made from polypropylene (PP), an oil-based plastic with a high break resistance. The material is temperature resistant and resistant to chemical solutions and acids, bacteria and fungi.
Our Biobased plastic is made from sugar cane. Sugar is extracted from sugar cane by pressing and the first, richest pressing of the sugar cane is used for consumption purposes. The less rich subsequent pressing is used for, among other things, the production of bioplastic. The extracted sugar is converted into Ethanol (alcohol), from which Bio polyethylene is subsequently made. Hence the Bio polyethylene is the raw material for our Biobased plastic packaging.
With Biobased plastic we can produce the standard shapes of plastic containers and lids (oval, rectangular, round and square). However, due to the use of Biobased content the plastic containers are not 100% transparent.
Is biobased plastic recyclable?
Biobased products are fully recyclable! The post-life circularity of plastic packaging in Europe is only 41.2% (see Eurostat | statistics). By using bio plastic, a pre-life circularity of more than 50% is added, which greatly increases the total circularity of the packaging.
It is possible to reuse Biobased tubs many times. If it is decided to eventually throw away the Biobased plastic containers, this can simply be done via regular plastic waste processing (see also the KIDV recycling guide 2020 – available in Dutch only).
Are there any similarities?
Yes there ! Biobased packaging is functionally equivalent to conventional packaging. The packaging is food safe and meets the highest requirements for migration (food safety) and organoleptics (smell and taste).
All similarities at a glance:
- Perfect recyclability: both materials are 100% recyclable;
- Both materials are suitable for food and non-food products;
- All products are suitable for freezer, microwave and dishwasher;
- The plastic containers are provided with a guarantee closure (Tamper Evident);
- Filling is possible at high temperatures (max. 85 ° C);
- Due to the sturdy material, the plastic containers are stackable (even when they are completely filled).