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What Does the Future Hold for Shrink Wrap Plastics?
It is impossible to predict what the future holds for shrink wrap plastics. Thinner shrink wrap materials and those including sugar cane do not compromise product strength. Modern shrink wrap are a great deal thinner, but are just as strong as regular plastic shrink film. This reduces plastic waste at the production stage. By producing this thinner shrink wrap, consumers will automatically receive far less packaging than they previously would have, resulting in less packaging going to landfill if they choose not to recycle.
Kempner are continually doing all that we can to reduce our environmental impacts and make our industry more sustainable. Current thinking in sustainable circles tends to favour circular economy arguments. The idea of throwing products away is itself flawed. This is true even if products are biodegradable and (or) contain recycled materials. With this in mind we believe that the most responsible approach is to minimise film thickness, thereby minimising resource uptake in the first instance.
Kempner have a range of shrink wrap films made from materials that are both thinner and stronger than conventional materials. We are also trying to close the loop and become more circular. Kempner have recently worked with the OPRL (On-Pack Recycling Label) scheme, which provides a means of raising consumer awareness, and guidance toward disposal routes in relation to our films.
If you’d like to find out more about Kempner shrink wrap and our shrink wrapping systems then contact us today on 020 8952 5262.