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Paper Strapping: The Innovative & Eco-Friendly Alternative To Plastic Strapping

By Chloe Winsper  |  3 December 2021  |   2 minute read.
Eco Friendly

If you want to strap, bundle, and secure your parcels without harm to the environment, then paper strapping is the perfect planet-friendly solution to polypropylene plastic strapping for you.

The Switch From Poly To Paper

Conventional polypropylene strapping proves extremely difficult to recycle and often ends up in landfill, the countryside, rivers, and oceans. But with paper strapping, it can easily be recycled alongside all of your cardboard and paper packaging products. We all know the detrimental effects that single-use plastic waste has on the environment, so it’s great to see an entirely eco-friendly alternative that has been produced and can ultimately replace plastic strapping.

Aside from the obvious (being plastic-free), this strapping is made from 100% recyclable FSC certified paper, is compostable, and biodegradable. Requiring less energy to use, this eco-friendly product is great for reducing the demand for fossil fuels and is a more cost effective option compared to plastic strapping.

Following an official analysis of the product, according to the RlSE Research Institutes of Sweden AB “considering the components, the paper strapping should be suited for recycling in established paper recycling systems”.

Tried & Tested

Now to the technical part… ultimately, this paper strapping was designed to completely replace plastic strapping without the need for you to change your machinery and equipment. So, whether you use an automatic machine, semi-automatic machine, hand battery tools or strapping tensioners, the patented design and composition of this paper strapping makes it even easier to switch to plastic-free.

Not only does paper strapping help reduce your operational costs, but the paper material can easily be folded unlike plastic strapping, making it quick and easy to handle, and dispose of. Now you might be thinking, ‘surely paper can’t be strong enough to securely seal large, heavy, bulky items?’, well, with the 55kg break strain, paper strapping can create a very tough and secure seal for a wide variety of items. It works so well, that we even use it in our warehouse to strap our boxes.

Source: Maxpack

So whether you’re wanting to bundle, strap, or secure your items, paper strapping provides a seamless transition from poly to paper, and offers an environmentally sustainable solution that eliminates single use plastic waste.

If you and your business are looking to take you packaging to the next eco level, paper strapping is the way to go. Any questions, queries, or information you may need on whether paper strapping is the product for you, let us know in the comments or get in touch with one of our team members.

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