What Can I Do?
Flexible plastics are one of the most efficient ways to package foods.
- They require very little material to create oxygen, moisture barrier, and physical protection needed to preserve food.
- Because of its light weight and low volume, they are easy to transport when compared to other packaging types.
Why is plastic consumption increasing?
- It’s because they are typically single-use which means that the raw materials used to produce them will end up being trapped in a landfill when the package reaches its end-of-life cycle.
BioFlex™ is packaging that is intended to be discarded because it can increase biogas production in a modern landfill*. Biogas in turn creates clean energy.
*BioFlex™ has been shown to increase Biogas production up to 46.3% compared to traditional plastic packaging in the ideal conditions of an anaerobic digestor landfill over the course of 695 days, using the ASTM D5511-12 test. When disposed of in a landfill with modern biogas capture technologies, this energy can be harnessed as a source of renewable energy. Such a facility may not exist in your area.