Climate Neutral

What is Climate Neutral?

Having a zero carbon footprint refers to achieving net zero carbon emissions by balancing a measured amount of carbon released with an equivalent amount sequestered or offset, or buying enough carbon credits to make up the difference.

'Eco' terms

Our Climate Neutral Promise

We understand the need to reduce our CO2 emissions, which is why we are now offering a selection of carbon-neutral paper carrier bags. We also know that this is important to our customers. Eastpac is currently offering Climate Neutral bags on selected lines, but we hope they will continue to grow.

We currently offer Climate Neutral in:

* Brown toptwist bag 240x110x310mm (10”)
* Brown toptwist bag 320x140x420mm (13”)
* A variety of sizes are available for printed stock, please contact us for information and sizing.

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We all hear different ‘eco’ terms thrown around, and we might even refer to some ourselves as they make sense, but do you know what this means? Or the differences?

Recycled

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

Downcycled

Most recycled materials lose properties each time they are recycled when they are reaching the end they are recycled into secondary items; the items that are created usually cannot be recycled.

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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