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‘World’s strongest waste bag’ showing potential for recycled material

‘World’s strongest waste bag’ showing potential for recycled material

A waste bag, labelled ‘the world’s strongest’ by manufacturer Paxxo, is being made with up to 50 per cent recycled plastic components.

The ‘Longopac’ bag is a sustainable bagging system, with the creation of the product reducing CO2 emissions by 80 per cent.

The Longopac system is now installed in over 40,000 plants globally, with Paxxo stating that the method has successfully replaced half of the raw material in the bags with recycled plastics, while maintaining the same strength.

A study from Lund University in Sweden has also shown that Longopac has lower emissions than waste bags made from bioplastics. Traditional plastic bags can take between 500 to 1000 years to degrade (per the University of British Columbia).

Henrik Péters, CEO of Paxxo said the bag product shows the potential of recycled content, when substituted for raw materials.

“We show that sustainable use of plastic makes it possible to manufacture products with extreme performance and a good sustainability perspective,” he said.

In 2021, Paxxo’s products saved more than 3500 tons of plastics and 21,000 tons of carbon dioxide by reduced material consumption and sustainable manufacturing.

 

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