Bemix repair mortar R50 is now available in plastic bags instead of the traditional paper and plastic mixing bag. Bemix has invested in durable, moisture-proof and 100 percent recyclable plastic bags for this product. The investment was made to offer our customers a more sustainable alternative to the traditional bag of mixed materials.
Our plastic bag consists of 100 percent recyclable polyethylene and the total carbon dioxide emission for a plastic bag is about half, compared to a traditional mix bag *. There are more benefits in a user and environmental perspective besides the immediately positive qualities the plastic bag contributes to, both in manufacturing and recycling, in comparison to traditional bags.
The plastic bag is durable, which eases the handling and transport. It withstands moisture, which reduces the amount of mortar that, for example due to rain, is forced to discard. It also makes it easier at the construction site, at our factories and during transport, since the bags do not need to be covered. The shelf life is extended up to 24 months compared to the previous 12. This also reduces the amount of mortar that needs to be disposed of.
These factors together reduce both the amount of product that needs to be manufactured to cover the loss and also the number of miles transported becomes fewer. In short, switching to plastic bags is a natural step on our journey to create a greener end product and a more sustainable Construction.
* Study Lafarae – extract from ecological efficiency analyzes of BASF SE; Plastic packaging compared to paper bags construction industry
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