ABC Tissue Products (NZ) Ltd is always looking at different ways to care for the Earth in our manufacturing process. ABC Tissue worked with a film supplier to produce a multi layered film product that is much thinner than normal, reducing plastic resin by more than 27%. We have chosen this low weight durable material over paper wrapping to provide stronger protection during transportation and stock handling, hence minimising wastage of resources.
The plastic material used is under Plastic Identification Class No. 4 (also called LDPE - low density polyethylene); over 50% of recycling plants now have facilities for the recycling of this material. Although this is not often recycled through curbside programs it will biodegrade in a compost bin or we recommend recycling the plastic wrapper via collection bins found in major supermarkets. If it does, however, find its way to a landfill, it is good to know that it will breakdown much faster than thicker plastic film wrappers.