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Why packtato

Why packtato

The most important part of our mission is to achieve sustainable and continuous growth through the application of our innovative technologies for pioneering production:

  • We always strive for a culture of customer satisfaction.
  • Environmental protection has the highest priority.


We have been in the field of bioplastics since 2008 and over the past decade we have managed to achieve extremely affordable prices for the end products and optimized our costs.

Today our factory is a worldwide reference for the quality of end products.

As the market leader and partner of European elite chains, we attach particular importance to disposable shopping bags. Recently, in our daily international practice, we have found that there is still significant potential for the introduction of alternative solutions like our products, although the European Commission believes that the Plastic Bags Directive has been successfully implemented (see attached report of December 19, 2018, Page 2, paragraph 2).

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Using a few examples

Using a few examples, we will give a brief overview of the special features in this area:

  1. Mass retailers decide to offer recycled conventional plastics, which is definitely not in line with the measures set out in EU Directive 2015/720. Recycled or not, plastic is an inert material which, when used on a daily basis, has negative economic, environmental and human health effects. In addition, plastic products below 30 microns do not allow recycling in the respective landfills (technological restriction), and last but not least, 1 plastic product must not go through more than 3 recycling cycles. The price of these products is often higher than for organic bioplastics, on the one hand due to the high production costs and on the other hand due to the ecological taxes to which plastics are subject according to the cited EU directive. The directive exempts products thicker than 50 microns from the product fee. At this thickness, however, the price is the same as the price for biodegradable and compostable bags.
  2. Another trend is the use of disposable paper bags. Paper even has a higher price than organic bioplastics. In addition, significant amounts of chemicals are used in its manufacture and it is extremely energy-intensive. Other serious shortcomings that affect retailers' operational activities include: the large volume and weight that the goods take up during storage; The printing of brand elements and texts cannot be achieved with the required quality. The products are hygroscopic and in contact with chilled and frozen products their integrity is compromised.

The options for using reusable bags, whether polyethylene or textile, have a negative effect on nature (high CO2 emissions, depending on inert materials and their exhaustion, extremely difficult and degradable in the long term). Here we are going to notice another fact that we are observing in a number of countries - the increasing use of reusable bags in the market is increasing the use of plastic garbage bags in households significantly.

In addition, the products mentioned above are many times more expensive and have been shown to transmit viruses and bacteria.

THE STRATEGIC PRODUCT...
THE STRATEGIC PRODUCT FEATURES

THE STRATEGIC PRODUCT FEATURES

I

ecologically clean products - 100% organic and compostable - a real and affordable tool for the implementation of the EU circular economy package.

II

EU guidelines to support bioplastics with regard to the gradual elimination of conventional single-use plastics - implementation deadline 2021

III

Organic (compostable) bioplastics PLA are exempt from ECO fees and the EU encourages their use

IV

a categorical ban on the supply of oxy-plastics - severe penalties and fines

V

the collection of ECO fees (according to EU guidelines) on plastic bags up to 50 µm makes them more expensive than organic bags

VI

100% organic bags hold back viruses and bacteria as long as they are not placed under certain conditions

Fakes
Fakes

Fakes

Imitation products are a serious problem

  • They are easy to determine - have no certificates; they undercut the prices.
  • TÜV Austria Belgium strictly monitors such products and the controls are gradually being strengthened - they are very dangerous and completely prohibited products.
  • Main raw materials - corn starch

! Corn is often treated with GMOs - inability to protect the Seedling logo (high toxicity) certificate; strong odor of the final product.