8/14/2019

GREEN SIDE UP!

The same high-quality plastic but from raw materials that are kinder to the environment. It’s the result of Trioplast’s initiative and a unique combination of efforts in both development and sustainability. Through its Triogreen and Trioloop brands, Trioplast offers sustainable products made either from renewable raw materials from various sources or recycled material/polyethylene.

How can we recycle the world’s plastics? The question feels more relevant than ever.

“New products such as Trioloop, are necessary to enable companies and organisations to switch to using recycled plastic to a greater extent, leading to a more sustainable use of plastics,” says Kristin Geidenmark Olofsson, Innovation, Sustainability and CSR Director at Trioplast.

“In the case of Trioloop, which is currently being launched, we use recycledplastic materials such as polythene that is ground and melted down for re-use. Trioloop comprises at least 25 percent recycled plastics,” says Kristin.

Plastic has the potential for recycling to a significantly greater extent than today. By making greater use of recycled industrial plastic, we can help reduce our climate impact. Environmental leadership and sustainability are high on Trioplast’s list of priorities. The company’s long-term sustainability efforts take place through innovative product development and the creation of alternative products under the brands Triogreen, Trioloop and Triolean.

“We’ve expanded our concept of products that reduce environmental impact,” states Kristin Geidenmark Olofsson.

Triogreen, which has been around for some time, is a stretch film containing green, bio-based polythene from a renewable raw product, which means lower carbon dioxide emissions. Green polythene, which raw material comes from plants, differs from conventional plastic derived from oil or gas.

The supply of green polythene is governed by the limited availability of raw materials. CO2 emissions from green polythene are considerably lower than from fossil- based products. Just how big the difference is depends on the product’s structure and variations in the polythene mix. The Trioplast range of green polythene products and Trioloop with its recycled plastics have the same technical characteristics as conventional packaging materials.

“We are a plastics company that takes responsibility for a more sustainable society through its development efforts and sustainability thinking. Our providing equivalent products containing green polythene and recycled plastics means, the entire market can take part and share responsibility,” says Kristin Geidenmark Olofsson from Trioplast.