The World of Cleaning & Facilities Management Issue 22 2021 | Page 14

NEW FOR 2021
Stage 1 . Manufacture Introduce an additive to the plastic to make Biojet ®
Stage 2 . Sale Packaging on the shelf
Stage 3 . End of life Microbes like Biojet ® and start breaking down the packaging
Stage 4 . Biodegradation Microbes break down Biojet ® in a much shorter period of time
Stage 5 . Gone Microbes consume the whole pack and leave organic matter CO2 & CH4
Biojet ® packaging has been created to deliver biodegradable transparent tubes , boxes and clampacks .
As people seek better environmental packaging solutions , Bell Packaging is delighted to announce the introduction of this exciting new product which means we can now offer a complete environmental range for new packaging projects in 2021 .
Traditionally biodegradable / compostable products are very expensive . In some cases the cost has been two or three times more than virgin products which often makes the packaging cost prohibitive and is therefore not widely used . There has also been concerns expressed about the viability of biodegradable products questioning what remains after the degradable process has been completed .
Biojet ® answers both of these challenges . It is a much lower cost solution and has many exciting environmental credentials .
Traditionally plastic products use crude oil to create polymer which is then converted into plastic which we use to make PET boxes , tubes and clampacks . Our challenge has been to make these designs biodegradable but not affect the performance of the packaging whilst it is in use .
To make Biojet ® we introduce an additive which attracts microbes that uses plastic as their source of food and energy . These microbes can be found in landfi ll , the ocean fl oor , rivers and swamps where bacteria and microbes thrive . When the microbes meet the plastic , the biodegradation process is accelerated as the plastic is consumed . This process
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What used to take thousands of years to break down plastic now takes much less time as the microbes consume the entire product . After the process has been completed , the microbes leave behind the same bi-products as decaying organic matter – humus ( soil ), CO2 and CH4 both of which can be captured to produce clean energy .
Biojet ® packaging is 100 % recyclable through the normal PET recycling centres .
This additive has been independently tested and complies with the Intertek Greenleaf Biodegradability Standard .
The additive used in Biojet ® is 100 % organic and is comprised of non toxic raw materials which are independently approved for direct contact with food . The additive also complies with other domestic and international requirements for the absence of toxic or other potentially harmful substances .
The additive is FDA Title 21 Part 177 compliant for food contact and fully compliant with EU REACH Regulation No 1907 / 2006 .
Testing to date shows that Biojet ® packaging made with this additive performs in the same way as standard recycled plastic . The shelf life , appearance , clarity and strength of the packaging all remain constant with the same characteristics as packaging made using virgin or recycled polymers .
Biojet ® is a Registered ed Name owned by
Bell Packaging Limited ited . Biojet ® has an EU & UK patent pending and is only available for supply to
Bell Packaging clients .
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Biojet ®
Designed to keep our oceans cleaner