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Be good to the environment, it matters!

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Alfaplas takes environmental issues very seriously and actively promotes biodegradable products and recycling of all suitable polythene products amongst our employees, suppliers, contractors and business partners.Our objective is to considerably reduce the impact of our activities on the environment.

Our environmental policy

Here at Alfaplas we feel a great responsibility for any impact our business may have on the environment, not just locally but globally too. In addition to having a green product, we have an environmentally-friendly policy.

  • Prevent and reduce pollution and ensure measures are implemented to protect and preserve the environment.

  • Investigate and implement methods to reduce power and fuel consumption. As an example, we have commissioned a new thermal oil installation which has enabled us to convert all our presses’ driers over to thermal oil from electricity and gas and this has reduced our energy consumption considerably. We are constantly working towards economical use of energy and natural resources.
  • Ensure effective and expedient incident control, investigation and reporting.
  • Consider any effects we may have on the local community and behave in a responsible manner.
  • Reduce waste sent to landfill through re-use and carry out in-house recycling, although we do not undertake external waste recycling. All our products are recyclable.
  • Review and improve our environmental management and control systems constantly.

Managerial and supervisory employees have responsibilities for the implementation of this policy and must ensure that all environmental issues are given consideration in the day-to-day  planning and running of our business. 

To download our environmental policy, please click here.

A biodegradable and compostable product

In 2007, we started production of Bioplast, a fully biodegradable and compostable film, made using potato starch, which complies with the European standard EN13432.

Why do we need sustainable material?

The plastics industry is facing two major challenges - rapidly diminishing fossil resources and the increasing price of oil. Our industry needs to address these problems by sustainable development strategies. New technologies can be used to replace traditional polymers with environmentally-friendly, sustainable Bioplastics made of vegetable raw materials. 

What are Bioplastics?

Bioplastics are thermoplastics polymers made from renewable resources like natural and sustainable potatoes instead of crude oil. These Bioplastics granules can be processed on standard machines to produce thermoplastic resins, biopolymer materials which can be used in the same way as traditional synthetic plastics.

100% biodegradable and made from renewable resources, Bioplastics have become part of our everyday life. Strong and efficient, they have many applications:

  • Packaging and mailing

  • Fast food industry
  • Freezer grade
  • Pharmaceuticals and cosmetics

To download the bioplast brochure please click here

Depending on the application and time factors, products made of Bioplast can be used for contact with food. All raw materials used in Bioplast are in compliance with relevant food contact directives.

We also offer a degradable film on which our sales team would be happy to provide further information.