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Green Zoneplast™ is changing the Conference Conversation about Plastic Products!

  • Posted by: Admin
  • Date: 15 Oct 2015

When you’ve got a ground-breaking, planet-saving - and swagworthy – product that’s all ready to be the next green corporate trend-setter, what’s the best thing you can do to tell the world about it?

Go on the conference trail!

So just this past June, Green Zoneplast™ co-sponsored and provided the customized conference “swag” bags for the Dream Change Coalition’s prestigious 2015 Love Summit… and were a great success. Attendees were enthused about the bags’ proven eco-friendliness, quality, and wide range of designs and uses. Hosted at Wieden+Kennedy in Portland, OR, the summit was a perfect match between an environmentally-focused audience and rigorously eco-responsible products….

The Love Summit (link) focused on changing the way business leaders relate to other people and the planet. As DreamChange Executive Director Samantha Thomas said:

When we can start treating people and the environment from a place of love, sustainability will be simple and effortless…corporations have (tremendous power), whether that's through advertising or what kind of products they're creating or selling. They're the most likely candidates for solving issues in the world today in an efficient way. They could really do it the fastest.

Continuing in that spirit, Green Zoneplast will be introducing our their products to a whole new corporate audience at the one-day Business Opportunity Exchange launching the National Minority Supplier Development Council Conference on October 19.

This annual NMSDC event is the nation’s leading forum for minority supplier development…and Green Zoneplast™ will be introducing our their environmentally safe alternative to plastic bags to more than 700 top multinational companies, leading minority businesses, and international organizations.

Green Zoneplast™ will feature unique alternative bag to plastic bag that is non-toxic, and digestible by animals, completely biodegrades in nature and can be recycled with paper! It’s made from biodegradable, organic non-GMO plant based materials.

Their purposes are endless – from carrying groceries, produce, and shopping goods in style to disposing of trash, pet waste, and more.

Stop by Booth #2414 on October 19, experience the range of customizable products they’ll have on display, and find out how Green Zoneplast™ can help support your company’s environmentally-conscious goals.

Paper or Plastic? Neither!

  • Posted by: Admin
  • Date: 19 May 2015

How often have you heard that question at the grocery store as the clerk started ringing up your purchases? And if you’re like most eco-conscious people, you probably answered “Paper”...

After all, paper comes from a renewable resource, it’s recyclable, it’s reusable, and it biodegrades easily (sometimes on the job, if a bottle spills). It’s clearly the most environmentally friendly option...and all of those people who are arguing for plastic bags probably have a pro-oil agenda...right?

Strange as this may sound...not exactly. Even the greenest environmental advocates admit: Paper bags have an eco-impact that is seldom mentioned.

First of all, there’s the impact to the climate and ecosystems. Sure, no drilling or fracking is involved, but that sturdy brown kraft paper requires virgin lumber for its strength. That is, newly cut trees, or wood chips and shavings from logging operations.

That’s right – 0% post-consumer recycled content! That translates to massive forest clear-cutting: 14 million trees each year go to produce 10 billion paper grocery bags to be used in the U.S. alone, and due to the length of time it takes for a tree to reach usable size, replanting cannot keep up with the current logging rate. That adds considerably to climate change, as each clear-cut reduces the planet's ability to sequester carbon. Paper in landfills does not degrade or break down at a substantially faster rate than plastic does.

The next step is manufacturing. : kraft paper-milling can be a highly toxic process, with waste effluent that may contain biomass and dissolved organic carbon from the trees, heavy metals, alcohols, chelating agents, chlorates, and "black liquor," containing organic matter, inorganic solids, water, and a small amount of diesel fuel.

While many paper mills the effluent and black liquor for further use, their ultimate disposal remains problematic.

And then, of course, there is the matter of transport: Of course paper bags fold up and lie flat...but they still weigh 10 times more than plastic bags and take up seven times as much space as a plastic bag in transit to the store.

So what is the answer to the question of “Plastic or Paper?” Neither. Let us tell you about the third alternative Green Zoneplast™ offers!

References for this post:
http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/globalassets/Documents/RaISe/Publications/2011/Environment/3611.pdf

Cleaning Up the Forgotten Bags

  • Posted by: Admin
  • Date: 19 May 2015

We’re all familiar with the single-use plastic shopping bags that blow along streets, flap from tree branches, and are fatally mistaken for food by creatures of the land, sea, and air. But how many of us recognize the environmental impact of the long, filmy plastic bags that protect our clothes on the way home from the dry cleaner?

For a product that is so inconspicuous, these bags have a serious impact. Each year, roughly 300,000,000 pounds of dry-cleaning bags wind up in U.S. landfills – that’s enough to fill 375 Boeing 747 jumbo jets!

And that’s not even counting the 1,650,000 barrels of oil used to make those plastic bags...nor the estimated 480,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions released during their manufacture

That’s a heavy ecological footprint.


Nevertheless, in cities that ban single-use plastic bags, dry-cleaning bags are consistently exempt, from Seattle and Monterey to Dallas and Washington, D.C. Hard to understand, isn’t it?

There is good news, however. Just as a growing number of dry-cleaners are turning to eco-friendly cleaning methods rather than the noxious chemicals that continue to off-gas in customers’ homes, some dry-cleaners are switching over to reusable cloth bags. And some customers are bringing back their bags for re-use. But these are still the exception, not the rule: the first pioneers of change.

So we’re offering a new alternative: biodegradable, compostable dry-cleaning bags that are edible and digestible by wildlife. Just like conventional plastic film, Green Zoneplast™ bags are transparent and light but strong - but they contain no petroleum and biodegrade completely, on land or in the water, in less than 100 days. They can even be recycled with paper!

Green dry-cleaners, imagine: what a testimony of your environmental commitment it would be to have your logo on these bioplastic bags. You’re telling your customers that you’re prepared to go above and beyond for the sake of the planet – beyond municipal requirements, beyond the ingredients of your cleaning solutions – and take a leadership role in your industry.

Ask us how we can help you to be the change!


Dirty Energy: Getting to the Source of Plastic Bags

  • Posted by: Admin
  • Date: 14 March 2015

Plastic bags are so commonplace people rarely give thought to their source. In the United States, plastic bags are made from petroleum products – liquid petroleum gases (LPG), natural gas liquids (NGL) and natural gas. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, approximately 191 million barrels of LPG and NGL and about 412 billion cubic feet of natural gas are used annually!

Extracting these petroleum products is a proven dirty business that severely pollutes our air and water. Industry regulations are inadequate, and accidents and spills inevitable. And, with the massive growth of the natural gas industry in the U.S., which contributes substantial levels of methane into an atmosphere already overburdened with greenhouse gases, we need to do all we can to stop the burning of fossil fuels in all forms.

Why then continue to use petroleum products to make plastic bags when there are alternatives that are safe for the environment?

Green Zoneplast™ products honor the environment from the manufacturing process through to their disposal. They are biodegradable, made from industrial natural starch, vegetable oil derivatives, and other natural ingredients. They are safe if digested by animals, recyclable with paper, and compostable and safe for plant growth. They look and feel like plastic, but are not plastic.

Green Zoneplast™ provides socially and environmentally conscious businesses with Bio Polymer products, ranging from shopping bags to antistatic electronic packaging.

Stop Feeding Our Wildlife Your Plastic

  • Posted by: Admin
  • Date: 7 March 2015

“It has been estimated that over one million birds and 100,000 marine animals, including mammals and turtles, die each year from plastic debris.” We can participate in the solution to this problem by using Green Zoneplast™ as a replacement material for plastic disposables.

"Plastic garbage cannot be digested and is often not excreted, so it just accumulates in the whale and will, sooner or later, clog their intestines resulting in a senseless and preventable death.”

Green Zoneplast™ is a biodegradable polymer, which has also proven to be digestible by animals. It decomposes in nature with the help of water and soil microorganisms. The result is carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O) and biomass.

Green Zoneplast™ provides socially and environmentally conscious businesses with non-GMO Plant based, ranging from shopping bags to produce, garbage and pet waste disposal bags as well as antistatic electronic packaging.

www.greenzoneplast.com

References for this post:

1. http://www.seashepherd.org/commentary-and-editorials/2013/08/08/as-the-oceans-choke-on-plastic-so-do-the-whales-615
2. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/20/plastic-bags-symbol-waste-recycling

Green is the New Black if You Want a Shopping Bag in California

  • Posted by: Admin
  • Date: 23 January 2015

Californians will no longer receive single-use plastic bags at grocery and drug stores, starting in the summer of 2015, unless this woman is able to share her solution with state officials. Meet Dira Creek, a single mom and accountant by trade, who’s become a social entrepreneur for the sake of the environment. She’s proposing a new green industry for her home state, based upon a unique plastic-like material she found in her homeland of Indonesia.

Since the bag ban bill intends to create jobs by offering incentives for plastic bag manufacturers to transition to making reusable bags, she’s ready to show Governor Jerry Brown something even better: biodegradable shopping bags made from starch and vegetable oil. "This bill is a step in the right direction –– it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks and even the vast ocean itself," Brown said in a statement. But if he’s receptive to her demonstration, he’ll find these bags will not pollute land or water, while accomplishing what the bill’s supporters intended.

In addition to shopping bags, Green Zoneplast™ offers garbage bags, pet disposal bags, laundry bags. For the medical profession: patient bags, bed liners, and aprons.

  • This new polymer is recyclable with paper products or can be composted.
  • It’s harmless and digestible when consumed by animals.
  • It’s oil resistant, antistatic and biodegradable.

Green Zoneplast™ provides socially and environmentally conscious businesses with Bio Polymer products, ranging from shopping bags to antistatic electronic packaging.

www.greenzoneplast.com

YUM! Digestible Shopping Bags are Finally Here

  • Posted by: Admin
  • Date: 23 January 2015

If your fish, bird, dog, cat or pet snail ate Green Zoneplast™ you’re in luck! No vet bills. Finally, there is a nontoxic and digestible plastic alternative made from plant based materials.

In laboratory testing Green Zoneplast™ polymers have been eaten by insects and small animals, with no ill effects. We know that this new product is a great alternative for everything from shopping to laundry bags, where polyethylene has been the norm.

Conventional plastic bags take hundreds of years to degrade, resulting in catastrophic environmental damages such as clogging waterways, polluting rivers, seas, and endangering an entire chain of the eco system which relies on these environments for survival.

A bio-degradable polymer, Green Zoneplast™ can decompose in nature with the help of microorganisms and water. The result is carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O) and biomass.

Green Zoneplast™ provides socially and environmentally conscious businesseswith Bio Polymer products, ranging from shopping bags to antistatic electronic packaging.

www.greenzoneplast.com

Finally. Compostable Shopping Bags Are Here.

  • Posted by: Admin
  • Date: 23 January 2015

Have you ever found bits of plastic in your garden that made their way in via your compost pile? It won’t happen if your household is using these new biodegradable shopping bags. Green Zoneplast™ is an alternative polymer made from biodegradable, plant based materials.

Based on laboratory experiments, when a Green Zoneplast™ bag is buried in soil, it will almost disappear in 3-6 months, depending on soil conditions: the water content and the number of microorganisms present in the soil.

It dissolves instantly in hot water, softens in cold water, and leaves only a small amount of ash when burnt. It is also compostable, increasing the soil’s water retention.

Green Zoneplast™ is a bio-degradable polymer, which can decompose in nature with the help of soil microorganisms and water. The result is carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O) and biomass.

Green Zoneplast™ can also be consumed by insects, snails, and other small land and water animals, without any harmful or toxic side effects. In contrast to conventional plastics, Green Zoneplast™ is the environment’s friend.

Green Zoneplast™ provides socially and environmentally conscious businesses with Bio Polymer products, ranging from shopping bags to antistatic electronic packaging.

www.greenzoneplast.com

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