Polyethylene (PE) is conventionally produced from fossil raw materials such as oil or natural gas and is found in many everyday products that we all have come to love and hate. The EPA estimates that the USA generates over 34 million tons of plastic each year, and less than 10% gets recycled. In addition, 3 million tons of plastic film are landfilled each year, with less than 1% being recycled!
Recycling plastic reduces waste going to landfill and incinerators. Similarly, sourcing natural PE from a sustainable source, dramatically lowers the carbon footprint compared to traditional plastics.
GreenPolly aims to make a difference. Our wish is to consume and recycle otherwise discarded plastics, so we have developed a new brand of trash, pet waste and recycling bags called GreenPolly. GreenPolly is one of the first bags to be made of 80-90% post-consumer (not industrial) plastic and a renewable source (10-20% Green Plastic from Sugarcane).
Where we aren't allowed to use PCR because of contact with food, we created products from 100% Green Plastic from Sugarcane. Check out our resealables.
We welcome your thoughts, comments and concerns. This is a new venture for us, and we'd love to work together to create a product line that meets yours and our sustainability goals.