BOTTA EcoPackaging has revealed cable ties made from recyclable kraft paper in a move expected to help businesses cut down on unnecessary single-use plastics and lower their environmental footprints without compromising on tie strength or durability.

These Eco-Paper Cable Ties are supplied flat to reduce both the space required to store them and the number of vehicles required to transport them. In turn, this is expected to reduce costs and carbon emissions for businesses, as well as provide an alternative to unnecessary single-use plastics.

In many cases, consumers must cut plastic cable ties with scissors to keep the products from getting damaged during the unboxing process. BOTTA EcoPackaging’s paper alternatives aims for ‘hassle-free’ application and a less frustrating experience with removing cable ties.

At the same time, the ties are said to maintain strength and durability. They can also be printed with logos or colours to customize each pack and highlight brand identity.

BOTTA EcoPackaging anticipates that the launch of its paper cable ties will underline its dedication to pursuing innovative and sustainable packaging solutions.

Last year, tesa also sought out a strong, recyclable, brand-customizable solution with its 60408 packaging tape. This constitutes a paper-based backing, natural rubber adhesive, and bio-based resin with a total bio-based carbon content of 92%.

TekniPlex Consumer Products aspires to secure its products with a new series of recyclable, paper-based induction heat seal liners for bottles and jars. These are expected to suit pharma, nutrition, and food product applications and provide the same protective properties as conventional solutions.

On the other hand, Rabobank states in a new report that replacing plastic packaging with paper can lead to higher energy consumption, increased carbon emissions, and the addition of extra protective materials that could prevent recyclability or biodegradability.

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