Sugarcane-based HDPE is a bio-polymer and a renewable alternative to petroleum based plastics.
Because sugarcane captures CO2 as it grows, the manufacturing of sugarcane-based plastics usually has a neutral impact on CO2, reducing its overall carbon footprint. Sugarcane HDPE is made from sugarcane fibre after the extraction of juice and therefore utilises its waste.
Sugarcane-based HDPE is identical, physically and chemically to traditional HDPE plastic. It can therefore be recycled in the same recycling channels as #2 (HDPE) unlike other bio-based plastics.
By using Green Polyethylene, companies can offer unique products made from renewable resources that make a significant contribution to reducing the level of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the chain.
Green Polyethylene is a renewable alternative to Polyethylene, a thermoplastic resin largely used for packaging in consumer goods industries, such as food and beverage, cleaning and personal care products, as well as toys, trash containers and plastic bags.
At the end of its lifespan, Green Polyethylene can be recycled in the same chains already developed for conventional Polyethylene.
The “I’m green™ bio-based” seal can be applied to finished packaging and products that have Green Polyethylene in their composition.