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Green PE (sugar cane)

Green PE is CO2 negative, renewable, recyclable and sustainable. It is made from sugar cane and it’s the process of photosynthesis as the plant grows that makes this product carbon positive. As the sugar cane plant grows it captures and fixes CO2 from the atmosphere during its production and reduces greenhouse gas emission.

Green PE is as an alternative to regular fossil based polythene, offering the opportunity to improve your green credentials by using a material that is renewable, recyclable and sustainable without compromising on performance.

We can offer GreenPE on the majority of styles and quantities, please specify this with your enquiry. If you opt for this material please ask for the logo and strap-line if you would like to include this in your design. Alternatively we can print this information in the gusset, on request.

Environmental benefits of GreenPE

  • Each ton of GreenPE Polyethylene produced captures and sequesters CO2 from the atmosphere, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • GreenPE is produced from Brazilian sugarcane ethanol, a renewable source. Braskem’s ethanol suppliers must meet the principles of sustainable development present in the “Code of Conduct for Ethanol Suppliers.” Brazilian ethanol has characteristics that confer advantage when compared to other options of renewable raw materials.
  • GreenPE is recyclable in the same chain used for recycling traditional polyethylene from fossil source. GreenPE is not biodegradable, so the CO2 captured by the product remains fixed throughout the life cycle of the plastic.
  • GreenPE has the same technical properties, appearance and versatility of applications of polyethylene from fossil source. The replacement of fossil source polyethylene for GreenPE does not require investment in new machines in plastics converters.

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