Packaging manufacturer Duo UK has started providing sustainable mailing bags made from sugarcane for fast fashion retailer Pink Boutique. The bags are created from a sugarcane biopolymer known as GreenPE, which is renewable and carbon-negative. Duo UK manufactures the GreenPE mailing bags from its Manchester-base.
Anthony Brimelow, commercial director at Duo UK, said: “The use of GreenPE avoids the need for plastic produced from finite fossil fuels which, as we know is a limited source. Plus, as the sugarcane grows it captures and stores CO from the atmosphere, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“This new material has the potential to have a significantly positive effect on the packaging industry from both a sustainability and a CO emissions perspective.”
Pink Boutique, which sends out thousands of orders a day on branded mailing bags, is believed to be the first company within its sector to switch from industry-standard polythene bags.
Julie Blackie, financial director and co-owner of Pink Boutique, said: “Having seen the positive environmental impact that the 5p charge for single-use carrier bags has had on the high-street, we were keen to find a mailbag provider that would help us with our goal of using resources sustainably.
“We are extremely proud to be working with Duo to become the first pure play fashion retailer to offer our customers a mailing bag made from a renewable source. We hope that other companies quickly follow suit as we come together to tackle this fundamental issue.”
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Bron: Manchester Evening News