Apart from promotional plastic bag manufacturing, this material can be used for the production of other goods, e.g. packaging for storing food, courier envelopes or garbage bags . Polythene is also used for packing in the building industry and agriculture, where it provides a number of advantages which other materials cannot provide. These are mainly of practical nature, but when taking into consideration the possibility to recycle and reuse the plastic products, the material is still probably the best choice of all others available.
Like paper, the material is recyclable, which means that it can be reused after undergoing a process of washing, grinding down and granulating. Most of the garbage bags are made of such recycled material. The process can be conducted virtually without constraints. Which means, the polythene bag production can be repeated with the use of the same material over and over again. As a result the actual number of litter is not raised significantly, as little or no plastic products have to be disposed of and transported to landfills.
When polythene is incinerated carbon dioxide and water are produced. The same elements are found in mineral water. A small amount of nitrogen oxide, which is released during the incineration of every material, is also produced. At the same time the calorific value of plastics is very high (higher than coal, still used quite frequently around the world). Thus some countries have decided to burn the material in order to produce energy and harness the benefits of the process.
Biodegradation and compostability
In time this artificial material degrades – completely naturally. However, the process might have taken a dangerous amount of time. However, along with the advancements made by plastic bag manufacturers, special additives were designed. Their goal is to help degrade polythene much faster, thus minimise their detrimental effect on the environment. It is also worth to keep in mind, that there is a number of biodegradable products (e.g. food), which release harmful greenhouse gas (methane) to the atmosphere when they slowly degrade.
Environmental costs of production
Research proved, that a manufacturer of plastic bags requires much less energy and the manufacturing process involves much less pollution than the production of other packaging materials. Therefore, replacing polythene with other materials might actually cost our natural environment much more than bring benefits (if any). Especially in comparison with such packaging material, as paper and costs of its production.
True impact of polythene bag manufacturers on the environment
The issue of environmental pollution is central to Frogut Plastics company. That is why every effort is made to find and use new, more eco-friendly solutions and minimise the mark left on the environment due to the actions of polythene bags manufacturers.
However, it should be recognized that polythene carries a number of advantages in comparison with other materials. What is more, new and improved technology is constantly developed making it even less polluting. This material’s benefits are especially visible in comparison with other materials used to manufacture shopping bags and other packaging.
As a leading plastic bag supplier Frogut believes that such investment will bring profit for years to come.