5 things you need to know about recycling bags  

The trend of using green packaging is becoming more and more popular now, so the demand for recycling bags is also increasing dramatically. Whenever you use a recycling bag, you are contributing a small part to the campaign to protect the clean green environment. Here are the things you have to know about recycled packaging.  

1/ What are recycling bags? 

Firstly, you need to have a brief understanding of recycled packaging. Those are packages made from used packaging or materials and become waste and scrap. We can divide recycled packaging into 2 categories: recycled plastic packaging and recycled paper packaging.

Plastic recycled packaging is produced from recycled plastic – plastics are synthesized from used plastic waste. Recycled plastic after collection is crushed, cleaned, dried, and melted. After that, the plastic mixture is passed through an extruder, which turns the plastic into vermicelli or granules. Then, they are used to make bags like regular bags. However, they have recyclability.   

Recycled paper packaging is a bag made from recycled paper – used paper into waste and scrap, which is processed to form new paper for different purposes.

2/ Is it safe to use recycling bags?

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This is really a common question asked by many people when having intend to use recycled packaging. In fact, recycled packaging is not as good and resistant to heavy gravity as normal packaging. However, they still ensure durability and meet the needs of using daily as well as using in production and business. In particular, they are completely safe to use, not harmful to health.

Each type of recycling bag has its own advantages and disadvantages and it will be suitable for certain uses. 

3/ Decode the symbols commonly found on recycled packaging

When using recycled packaging, you must have seen the symbols printed on the packaging but don’t really know what they mean. Here is the answer for you:

Mobius Loop:  A common symbol indicates that this paper bag is recyclable.
Mobius Loop: The product symbol is recyclable, the number inside indicates the percentage of packaging made from recycled materials. Encourage consumers to recycle after use.
The Green Dot:  If you see this symbol on a paper bag, it means that the manufacturer has made certain contributions to the recycling of that bag.
FSC: The symbol of the product is FSC certified, which means that the paper bag has a clear origin – the wood is produced and managed by the FSC Forest Stewardship Council, which balances environmental protection values with social benefits, stakeholders (producers, society, and local people).

 4/ How to make sure recycling bags meet quality standards?

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To check the quality of recycled packaging, you need to read the product information carefully and recognize the symbols printed on the packaging. Poor quality packaging will not have ISO (international standardization organization) quality certifications recognized by the logo on the product packaging. Especially, when choosing recycled plastic packaging, choose one that is manufactured by a reputable company that has obtained the Global Recycling Standard Certification (GRS).

In addition, to check the quality of the packaging in the most intuitive way, you can touch, smell and closely observe the surface of the bag to know its characteristics.

5/ What are the advantages and disadvantages of recycling bags? 

Using recycled bags brings many benefits in production, business, and daily life: 

  • Save costs and production materials
  • High applicability, can be used for many purposes
  • Can be printed on the surface, support brand promotion
  • Eco-friendly packaging products, safe to use with food
  •  Using recycled paper packaging helps reduce deforestation

In addition, they also have the following disadvantages:

  • Using recycled plastic packaging helps to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the environment, but there is no way to quickly decompose recycled plastic packaging.
  • Printed recycled paper packaging is not as beautiful as recycled plastic packaging. They do not have the ability to protect the product inside from water, oxidation, or other external influences.

To contribute to environmental protection, recycling bags is the recommended product. If you are in need of more information about recycled packaging and placing a bulk order, please contact Minh Sang Packaging immediately for advice and support. Minh Sang is a company specializing in manufacturing and distributing eco-friendly packaging products with more than 10 years of experience, committed to bringing the best quality recycled packaging products.

For further information, please contact us through hotline (+84) 28 3983 2290 – (+84) 28 3983 2292!