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Earth Day: Protecting the Planet with Biodegradable Wipes

With Earth Day having just been celebrated (April 22nd), the team here at Guardpack wanted to talk about how the products our customers use have an impact on the environment.

We all know how important it is to make better choices when it comes to the environment. As a society, we see the effects of a changing climate on a daily basis. We often despair that there doesn’t seem to be much we can do to help. There are small changes we can make, however. This could be choosing companies who use recyclable laminates and by choosing to go with biodegradable wipes instead of normal wet wipes. These conscious choices help us to be a little bit more eco-friendly.

Climate Change Facts

If you are aware of climate change, it is important to also be aware of what is happening to the world as it continues:

  • The last seven years have been the warmest on record
  • More than 1 million species are at risk of extinction
  • The polar ice caps continue to melt, and the sea levels are continuing to rise
  • We have seen many meteorological phenomena in the past few years with freak storms, heat waves, and hurricanes

The Evolution of Biodegradable Wipes

Wet wipes have been around for years. During their life time, many companies have worked towards a biodegradable version of the wet wipes we know and love to reduce the impact that they have on our eco-systems.

Wet wipes have a variety of purposes from cleaning faces to cleaning surfaces. They allow people to go about their lives with an added level of ease in some areas. This modern invention allows for convenience, reduces water wastage, and prevents cross contamination of bacteria to help stop the spread of diseases. They are also widely used by those in the medical sector. Despite this, they can have an adverse effect on the environment and contribute negatively towards our planet.

Guardpack’s biodegradable wipes are the solution to this. Our wipes are free from plastic, unlike original wipes, and will degrade over time in a landfill. Guardpack wet wipes are a good sustainable choice as not only are the wipes good for the environment, but our packaging is made from recyclable laminate. If you’re looking for a wipe product that won’t pollute the earth for years to come, then Guardpack biodegradable wipes are the one for you.

Biodegradable wipes NOT flushable wipes!

It’s easy to get swept away by the promise of biodegradable that we may forget what it really means. Biodegradable wipes are not the same as flushable wipes. For many years, water companies have discouraged the flushing of wet wipes as they make up 93% of annual sewer blockages. The products we have, here at Guardpack, are 100% biodegradable if left to decompose in a landfill, however, this doesn’t mean they can be flushed down the toilets.

Contact Us

Here at Guardpack, we want to help your business to make eco-friendly decision to continue to save the planet in any way we can. Our biodegradable wipes are a way of doing just that!

If you want to find out more about our products and services get in touch with us today. Alternatively, you can call our friendly team on 01245 505 807 or email us at trade@guardpack.co.uk.

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