Climate Neutral

Climate Neutral Packaging

What do we mean by climate neutral packaging? Well, we are referring to businesses reducing their carbon footprint to achieve zero carbon emissions. We understand that this is difficult for some companies compared to others. However, here at Eastpac, we want to help everyone lowering the amount of carbon they are releasing. As well as protecting the environment – therefore we are offering climate neutral packaging.

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Our Climate Neutral Promise

Furthermore, we understand the need to reduce our C02 emissions and help contribute to a better environment. Therefore, we are now offering a selection of carbon-neutral paper carrier bags. It is imperative to our customers – so, it is important to us.

Eastpac currently offers climate neutral packaging on a few lines. However, we more research and development, we hope to continue to grow our selection.

We currently offer climate-neutral packaging in:

* Brown toptwist bag 240x110x310mm (10”)
* Brown toptwist bag 320x140x420mm (13”)
* A variety of sizes are available for printed stock.

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Everyone is aware of different climate neutral ‘eco’ terms – and you may even refer to these yourself daily. But, do you know what they actually mean?

Recycled

Recycled materials can be split into two main types; ones that can be recycled multiple times and those that can be recycled only a couple of times before they are downcycled.

Downcycled

This refers to the recycling process that involves breaking down an item into its component elements. These materials are referred to as ‘secondary items’  and then reused if possible but as a lower-value product.

Recycleable

Simply waste or material that can be processed and used again.

Compostable

A product is capable of disintegrating into natural elements in a compost environment, leaving no toxicity in the soil. This typically must occur in about 90 days.

Biodegradable

It means an item that can break down into natural materials in the environment without causing harm. This process requires oxygen and moisture to be able to work. (So if an item that is biodegradable ends up in a landfill, the conditions do not match the correct criteria for this process to happen and the article will not degrade as it should)

Non-Biodegradable

Products not capable of being broken down by the action of living organisms, and burning of these items cause more pollution in the environment.

How do carbon offset credits work?

A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or greenhouse gases made to compensate for or to offset an emission produced elsewhere. When you buy an offset, you fund projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. One carbon credit is equal to one tonne of carbon dioxide, or in some markets, carbon dioxide equivalent gases.

 

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