Blackpool, Lancashire -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/22/2016 -- Shrink wrap can be considered and potentially incorporated into more sustainable initiatives, as van help reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions when compared to other packaging materials – according to a recent study. Titled 'Impact of Impact of Plastics Packaging on Life Cycle Energy Consumption & Greenhouse Gas Emissions, although it has been carried out in the UK, the research is expected to have big implications on the UK, as a country looking to embrace greener initiatives when it comes to packing. Resultant figures showed that six types of plastic packing could be more environmentally-0friendly when compared to alternatives, with one of the types being shrink wrap. It is in turn expected that more UK businesses looking to be efficient and sustainable may opt for shrink wrap packaging as it can provide a highly versatile solution, across industries.
It is anticipated that shrink wrap is being considered as environmentally more efficient than other packaging alternatives as it only requires a small amount to provide quality coverage, it can be streamlined easily and this cuts down on waste, whilst recycled material could also be incorporated into a process.
UWrap is a provider of shrink wrap technologies and a spokesperson had this to say:
"Although the research was carried out in the US, its findings apply to the UK too – that shrink wrap can be part of sustainable packaging initiatives when properly considered. For example, our clients often comment that they've been able to cut down on the scale and bulk of their packaging, including cost, from when they start shrink wrapping."
UWrap is a provider of shrink wrap machinery and related equipment. New and used models are available. For more information you can visit their website: http://www.uwrap.co.uk/
Company name: Uwrap
Tel: 01253 300400
Contact person: Paul Easton
Address: Units 9-11
Blackpool Fylde Ind Est