28.8.2017

Trioplast focuses on recycled material

At Trioplast, we always work actively to reduce our impact on the environment and with our climate-smart carrier bags, we make sure to do our part.

The world’s growth areas especially, such as China and South America, have problems with excessive littering. But even parts of Europe, primarily southern and eastern Europe, show the same issues. Plastic carrier bags comprise a certain portion of the waste. The high consumption is explained by the use of thin, poor-quality plastic bags, which results in higher use because they break easily. As a result of littering and the high consumption of plastic bags, in 2015 the EU put its foot down and set requirements for its member countries. The requirement was a reduction in the use of plastic carrier bags from 90 to 40 bags per person and year in Europe by 2025.

Reducing consumption by over fifty percent is naturally a challenge for us at Trioplast, but we understand the background of the decision. However, it is important to understand that we do not have the same littering issues here in the Nordic region. Our bags are better and more durable than the bags in southern Europe, and after using them for purchases – often more than once – we use them as garbage bags. We recycle the bags that we do not use as garbage bags at recycling stations. What is a truly Nordic challenge is how we can reduce the environmental burden of our bags in the form of a reduced carbon footprint. This is where our climate-smart carrier bags in recycled material come in to play. By using up to 80% recycled material, we are drastically reducing our environmental impact.

Read more about our Climate Smart Carrier Bag here!