Today’s environmental perspective is forcing us to reexamine our approach to packaging. Is there a way to reduce the amount of plastic waste we are generating, especially when it comes to plastic pollution?

EcoShrink™ is one of the products that is offering answers to these questions. As a certified commercially compostable shrink wrap, it can be used as an alternative to traditional plastic shrink wrap, but with a radically different potential final destination. Rather than end up in a landfill or polluting a seashore, EcoShrink™ is designed to degrade in a commercial composting environment where organic waste is turned into soil amendment. EcoShrink™ is certified industrially compostable by TÜV Austria (#TA8012206691), confirming that it meets the EN 13432 (ASTM D6400 equivalent) standard for commercial composting.* An added green advantage is that it contains 45% biopolymers, making it a “greener” packaging option at both the beginning and end of the life cycle.

Users of EcoShrink™ can apply it like normal shrink wrap—wrapping it securely around equipment or products, padding sharp corners as necessary, and heat shrinking with a variety of shrink tools. EcoShrink™ has even been used successfully in a heat shrink tunnel by DPS Skis to unitize pairs of their high-performance skis in a sustainable packaging initiative. Creativity is one of the few limits to where EcoShrink™ can be used:
• Games
• Software
• Cosmetics
• Luggage
• Books
• Building supplies
• And more!

Next time you need shrink film, ask yourself if the application could use a “greener” packaging option that takes the beginning and end of the product life cycle into account. If so, contact Cortec® to learn more about EcoShrink™:

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* Check locally to see if such a facility exists in your community and if they will accept this product. Not suitable for backyard composting.

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