Green and Renewable Polythene Packaging

You've heard it all before polythene packaging is harming our planet. But what if we told you there's a way to turn this environmental villain into a hero? As of 2023, 55.8% of plastics end up in landfills (, 44.2% of plastic is recycled (, and the UK Recycling rate target for the UK is 55% by 2030 (, the urgency for change has never been clearer.

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What Does Green and Renewable Plastic Packaging mean to us?

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At Polymac Packaging, we're leading a revolutionary shift with our green and renewable polythene packaging solutions. These terms are far from mere buzzwords; they symbolise our profound commitment to practices that drastically reduce the environmental impact of packaging. In this article, we'll clarify what green and renewable packaging truly signifies and its role within the broader context of a circular economy—a system where waste is not the end, but a new beginning. We are working to create the perfect eco-friendly packaging system. Green and renewable polythene packaging is crafted to minimise environmental footprint and encourage the reuse and recycling of materials.

Unlike conventional packaging that ends up in landfills, adding to pollution and waste, our solutions are designed to be reused and turned into the next generation of plastic packaging. This strategy guarantees that materials are not only recyclable but are also derived from renewable sources, cutting down on the dependence on limited, polluting fossil fuels. Furthermore, the principle of a circular economy is at the core of our initiatives. This economic model seeks to eradicate waste by the continuous use of resources. Integrating green and renewable polythene packaging into this framework, we ensure that each piece of packaging can be repurposed or recycled, effectively closing the loop and marking a significant stride towards sustainability.

Polymac Packagings Eco-Friendly approach to Plastic Packaging

At Polymac Packaging, we are not just committed to producing fully recyclable polythene packaging options; we ensure we recycle as much plastic possible as possible. Every piece of plastic packaging is sent to a recycling plant for breakdown and reuse. You can follow the process with our Plastic Recycling Process article. With our licensed waste carriage, we even collect excess plastics from our clients. This initiative is a cornerstone of our sustainability strategy, demonstrating our dedication to green polythene packaging and sustainable practices.

Virgin Plastic Packaging vs. Recycled Plastic packaging

As a Recycled Plastic Packaging Manufacturer and Supplier With over 50 years of experience, Polymac Packaging is dedicated to delivering the ideal packaging solutions to meet your specific needs. We offer both recycled and virgin plastic options, ensuring you get the best fit for your requirements.

Why Choose Recycled Plastic?

Recycled plastic is incredibly versatile and suitable for various industrial applications, including food packaging. Its adaptability makes it a sustainable choice without compromising on quality or functionality.

The Role of Virgin Plastic

There are situations where virgin plastic is essential, particularly in environments that demand sterility. For instance, medical packaging for components and equipment requires the purity that only virgin plastic can provide. For more insights, you can read our article on Plastic in the Medical Industry.

Navigating Tax Implications and Incentives

Choosing recycled plastics doesn’t just help the planet; it opens up a world of financial benefits and tax incentives that can significantly boost your business. Using recyclable polythene bags from Polymac Packaging could qualify your company for green tax credits, promoting a healthier environment while benefiting economically. We confidently guide our clients through this avenue, ensuring a fiscally responsible and environmentally friendly strategy.

At Polymac Packaging, we understand the nuances of when to use recycled versus virgin plastic, ensuring you receive the most effective packaging solution. We take the time to understand your needs, which is why you should contact one of our representatives to see how we can help your business reduce its carbon footprint.

What are the benefits of using renewable packaging solutions?

Imagine a world where waste is virtually non-existent, where every bit of plastic you use finds new life instead of ending up in a landfill. That's the vision we're turning into reality at Polymac Packaging with our renewable packaging solutions. We see used plastics as valuable resources to be collected, recycled, and repurposed, benefiting both our planet and your bottom line with potential tax benefits from recycled plastics.

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Some of these benefits include: 

  • Reduces Carbon Footprints: Eco-friendly packaging made from recycled or natural materials like bamboo and FSC-approved paper substantially cuts carbon emissions. These options are essential for businesses aiming to be carbon-neutral, as they actively remove carbon from the environment.
  • Biodegradable: Unlike conventional plastics that can take centuries to decompose, releasing harmful chemicals, natural material-based certain polythene packaging is biodegradable and compostable, minimising environmental impact. Allowing for a more eco-friendly alternative.
  • Easily Disposable: With robust recycling systems in place across the UK and Europe, responsibly disposing of packaging has become straightforward, ensuring effective material recycling.
  • No Harmful Toxins: Eco-friendly packaging avoids the environmental harm typical of plastics made from petrochemicals like crude oil, which pollute throughout their lifecycle. These green alternatives do not release harmful toxins as they biodegrade.
  • Easily Reused or Recycled: Designed for reusability and recyclability, eco-friendly packaging extends its lifespan and reduces resource demand. Quality packaging can also be repurposed for storage, packaging, or crafts, lessening its ecological impact.

Have you ever been curious about What the Polythene Recycling Process is?

Our Polythene Bags are made from  30% recycled materials

Through the processes described above, Polymac's Polythene Bags
are made from 30% recycled materials.

The Future of Packaging at Polymac Packaging

Our Commitment to Environmental Sustainability

At Polymac Packaging, we are committed to helping the nation achieve its 2030 goal of recycling 55% of plastics. To accomplish this, we must collectively make a conscious effort to source renewable plastic packaging alternatives and responsibly dispose of polythene packaging.

Contact Us for Responsible Disposal 

We encourage you to contact us for more information on how we can assist your business in disposing of excess High-Density Polythene (HDPE), Low-Density Polythene (LDPE), and Linear Low-Density Polythene (LLDPE). We have seen significant advancements in renewable technology, including the introduction of biodegradable packaging that does not take 20 to 500 years to decompose (

Leading the Charge in Environmental Responsibility

Polymac Packaging takes pride in leading the charge to reduce the environmental impact of plastic packaging. You can trust us to meet your packaging needs responsibly. Don't just choose any packaging—speak to a Polymac Packaging representative today and choose packaging that saves the planet!


As you can see, we at Polymac Packaging are leading the way in green initiatives, from promoting a circular economy to navigating tax benefits. Choosing between virgin and recycled plastics isn’t simple, but we’ve mastered the balance. The future of packaging is here - it’s renewable, eco-friendly, and smarter than ever. So, why not join us on the journey towards sustainable packaging? After all, you play a crucial role in shaping our planet's future too!

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