Our eco-friendly step from plastic packaging tape to paper tape
Friday February 11, 2022
Always mindful of our responsibilities to the environment, we now offer biodegradable packing tape to our customers in place of the plastic tape often used in packaging. As well as using FSC® certified paper from sustainable sources to make our rolls, we have now decided to start the journey to move away from plastic packaging tape in favour of paper tape. We are always looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly at BPC UK and we are conscious that plastic based products don’t degrade easily and often end up in landfills taking anything from 20 to 500 years to decompose, so this was an easy decision for us.
At BPC UK we take our responsibility to the environment very seriously. We are gradually making improvements to how we do business, including switching to energy efficient LED factory lighting and supplying cardboard cores and coreless rolls for some of our customers in favour of plastic cores.
Paper tapes maintain their integrity in a variety of environmental conditions so they’re a very suitable packaging material to use. Not only that but they can’t easily be removed without being damaged so it’s easy to identify if a parcel has been opened or tampered with before it reaches its final destination, giving reassurance to our customers that their products arrive in the same condition that they left our warehouse.