New apparel ships from the factory individually wrapped in plastic bags, totalling 150 billion single-use ‘polybags’ annually. Most of this packaging is not accepted by recycling plants-it is estimated that less than 1% of thin film plastic is ever recycled. Many bags escape into the environment en route to landfill, where they can last hundreds of years.
Today, plastic film comprises 5 million metric tons of ocean leakage, a whopping 46% of all ocean plastic waste.
Recycled plastic can be used to make durable and delightful new textiles and garments. In the case of short-lived and difficult to recycle polybags however, we assert that bag materials should be non-toxic and fully degradable in the environment.
The consumer is aware of the plastic pollution problem–they are faced with it every time they open a package. When you commit to plant-based and compostable materials, your consumers will directly experience your brand’s commitment to reducing your impact on climate change and environmental pollution.
The simplest, most cost effective way to positively affect your brand image is by replacing plastic film packaging with compostable bioplastic film. Geosphere offers certified home compostable apparel bags and three layer commercially compostable shipping bags designed to reliably package and protect your product.