Green Alternatives

Our mission is to continue to exceed our customers expectations with service, value creation and quality.

We are focussed on green packaging solutions and dedicated to enhancing our product offering, that will have a positive environmental impact. We remain committed and focussed on all the key markets we serve and we will lead the way in ‘green’ film technology.

From our Biofilm material made from sugar cane that can be used for a variety of products to our exclusive Tristar material which can lower your carbon footprint by 30%. Polystar Plastics is dedicated to helping you make the change in one of the most significant aspects of all.

Our exclusive Tristar material can lower your carbon footprint by 30%

We are a plastics company that focuses on green packaging solutions that will have a positive impact while additionally supporting customers with their packaging obligations and requirements. To do this, we rely on several contributing factors but are primarily concerned with 4 specialised product groups.

Going green is no longer an optional luxury of life choice; it is an essential responsibility that everyone must embrace.

Eco-Friendly Plastic Bags

Our Range of Eco-Friendly Plastic Bags

We have developed a range of eco-friendly plastic and polythene bags as part of a continuous drive for improved environmental responsibility. The EU and UK government have initiated a Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, which are regulations designed to attack the unnecessary wastage of all types of packaging, with the objective of increasing recycling and reuse across the board.

This directive requires packaging waste to be minimised and the packaging itself to be designed for better recovery and reuse. There are ambitious recovery targets that must be met by the UK for waste packaging.

 

A key mission of Polystar is to reduce the environmental impact of a client’s polythene packaging and so, wherever possible, we promote the inclusion of recycled plastic.

Responsible Eco-Friendly Plastic Bags

Polystar is committed to helping businesses meet their packaging regulation obligations. To help,we are consistently developing eco-friendly plastic solutions that enable you to achieve better performance and long-term environmental sustainability. Our innovative eco-friendly packaging products are specifically designed to reduce wastage and minimise harm to the environment.

As such many of our products are available in environmentally friendly polythene alternatives using either our degradable and compostable films, or our exclusive materials, that will not only provide a reduction in costs but also in your carbon footprint. 

We manufacture 100% recycled plastic bags and films from our own on-site recycling facility, which make both economic and environmental sense.

Compostable Plastic Film and Bags

Product Benefits:

  • Outstanding mechanical properties and perform similar in all respects to regular polythene bags and film.
  • Very high content of natural resource (non-fossil fuel) raw material.
  • Superior breathability.
  • Excellent ink adhesion for professional print quality.
  • Are manufactured in the UK at our own facility.
  • EN13432 Accredited.
  • Available on a roll or loose in boxes.
  • Fully printable with your logo and details.

100% Compostable Plastic Bags

Our compostable plastic bags are 100% compostable meaning you can line your compost caddies with these compostable liners and throw it all in the compost without having to worry about the effects on the environment.

Currently, the UK generates over 30 million tonnes of household waste every year, approximately 35% of which is garden and kitchen waste.

Compostable Plastic Bag Solution

Through continued research, development, and field trials, Polystar are proud to be the only specialised UK manufacturer of next generation, 100% compostable bags.

Advantages of Compostable Plastic Bags

The main advantage is that our bio-plastic does not contain any starch. Starch is sensitive to moisture so if you left standard compostable bags in damp conditions (e.g. inside the bin or under the sink), they can begin to prematurely degrade. This can lead to your waste ending up on the floor and not in the composter.

Why Choose Compostable Plastic Bags?

Our technology that makes our compostable bags is a blend of compostable co-polyester and PLA (from corn/sugar cane, which are renewable resources).

Through grade selection, are designed and certified to be compostable in:

i) Industrial Composting Facilities

ii) In home/backyard compost bins/heaps

iii) In soil; specifically for agricultural applications

iv) A new grade has just been certified for total harmless bio-degradabilty under marine conditions

For large local authority clients, we have various initiatives including free tree planting. This helps the countryside, increases our biodiversity, and raises significant awareness in local communities from the PR generated.

This symbol (Home/Industrial/Soil) and number (EN13432) say that we make a bag that is certified biodegradable and safe for composting. We are really proud of this

Although most flexible applications to date (with the exception of agricultural mulch film) have been centred on bags, the exigencies of environmental pressure have resulted in a widening usage of compostable films for other straight film applications. One such example is mailing films for magazines, newspapers and supplements/leaflets, where compostable films can now run on high-speed automatic machinery, without loss of productivity. Additional cost can be offset, to a degree, because the superior mechanical properties of compostable films allow the use of thinner films.

Recycled Plastic Bags

Environmentally Friendly Recyclable Polythene

A key mission of Polystar is to reduce the environmental impact of a client’s polythene packaging and so, wherever possible, we promote the inclusion of recycled plastic polymer.

Our Range of Eco-Friendly Plastic Bags

We have developed a range of eco-friendly plastic bags as part of a continuous drive for improved environmental responsibility. The EU and UK government have initiated a Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, which are regulations designed to attack the unnecessary wastage of all types of packaging, with the objective of increasing recycling and reuse across the board.

This directive requires packaging waste to be minimised and the packaging itself to be designed for better recovery and reuse. There are ambitious recovery targets that must be met by the UK for waste packaging.

We manufacture 100% recycled plastic bags and films from our own on-site recycling facility, which make both economic and environmental sense.
, Green Alternatives