Stand up Bags Is Eco Friendly and Help Our Environment As well As Our World

Stand up bags, also known as stand bags or stand up pouch, continue to be counted on to protect retail and industrial products by keeping the contents fresher for longer and enabling these items to stand erect and effectively on a store shelf. However, recent developments have come to light showing startling ways that stand bags, whether printed or plain, are helping our environment too.

One of the most commonly used phrases these days is “The Three Rs”, which stand for Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. While all of these “Rs” certainly help our environment, it is proven that the most effective and fastest way is by reducing the amount of plastic used. Stand up pouch is now being used in place of various size rigid plastic pails and drums. For example, stand bags, because they are made with multiple layers of heavy duty barrier film enable companies to reduce the overall amount of plastic being used by 75% or more. Even further, the barrier properties of the film layers themselves maintain or even increase the protection of the contents from moisture, vapor, odor, or even sunlight.

Stand up bags take up less room than rigid containers like 5 gallon drums or 1 gallon pails. A case of 1000 stand up bags compared to 1000 plastic pails or even worse plastic drums is a huge difference is space for storage. Stand pouches ship flat and store flat so they take up less room in a truck. Stand up bags weigh less than plastic pails and drums so now to transport and move them requires less fuel and energy too.

Finally, stand up pouch is recyclable and can be thrown away in normal trash. Because stand up bags are made with different layers of different kinds of barrier film, the type of recyclable is different than other types of plastic. The down and dirty plastic grocery bags for example are made with a single layer of film and generally can be collected and ground up and remade as down and dirty grocery bags once again. However, most recycles and municipalities don’t have the time or manpower to separate all types of flexible plastic into individual recycling groups.

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