What is sugar cane plastic?
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What is sugar cane plastic?

Sugar cane plastic is a bio-based plastic that is created using renewable plant-based materials. Green People uses sugar cane plastic for almost all of its squeezy tube products and that includes our natural and organic shower gels, shampoos, conditioners and sun creams.

By Hannah Mepham

2 Minute read

Sugar cane plastic is a bio-based plastic that is created using renewable plant-based materials.

Sugar cane plastic looks and functions much like PP and PE plastic and is just as recyclable but is widely considered an eco-friendlier packaging choice.

Green People uses sugar cane plastic for almost all of its squeezy tube products and that includes our natural and organic shower gels, shampoos, conditioners and sun creams. Shop organic body care now.

 

Why does Green People use sugar cane plastic?

We choose to use sugar cane plastic because this packaging material is readily recyclable and has a great environmental profile; more about that in the next section.

As a certified organic beauty brand, we prefer to keep our use of preservatives to a minimum. We like sugar cane tubes because their easy-to-dispense nature means that bacterial contamination from fingers is less likely so our products stay nice and fresh.

The sturdy but squeezy nature of sugar cane plastic is also very practical, which means that our products pop back into shape after every use.

 

Is sugar cane plastic eco-friendly?

Sugar cane plastic requires little energy to produce and is light to ship but there’s another reason why this packaging material is considered eco-friendly.

For every 1 kilo of sugar cane plastic produced, 3 kilos of C0are removed from our atmosphere.

This exchange helps to slow down climate change and can be described as being climate positive.

 

Is sugar cane plastic recyclable?

Yes, all our sugar cane plastic tubes can be recycled with your usual household recycling. The tubes’ PE & PP plastic lids can also be recycled at the kerbside through Local Authorities.

 

Shop our bestsellers in sugar cane packaging

Here are some of our favourite natural and organic products which feature sugar cane packaging:

 

 

You can find details of how to recycle Green People products on our product pages. For more information on sugar cane plastic tubes, please contact our UK customer care team on 01403 740350 or on social at @GreenPeopleUK. 

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