Bio-based Packaging Tape with SDG12
“Sustainable Development Goal 12” (SDG12) is an integral part of the United Nations’ sustainable development agenda, aiming to emphasize responsible and sustainable consumption and production. It seeks a model that meets current needs without compromising the needs of future generations. The core principles of SDG12 include reducing resource use, minimizing waste, and promoting sustainable procurement and production. For us, we take pride in offering a new type of packaging tape—Bio-based（PLA) tape. We actively promote it because of its inherent connection with environmental sustainability and low carbon impact. We are delighted to provide an alternative solution for businesses committed to achieving the goals outlined in SDG12.
1. Biodegradability and the SDG12 Connection
Firstly, our tape’s connection with SDG12 lies in its biodegradable nature. SDG12 emphasizes reducing waste, and traditional plastic products often take hundreds of years to degradable. In contrast, our tape, made from PLA film—a biodegradable/compostable plastic derived from renewable resources—rapidly degradable into carbon dioxide and water in appropriate (composting) conditions, reducing its environmental impact.
It is important to note that, due to the fact that tape and cardboard are mostly adhered together upon entering the paper recycling system, people tend to prefer using kraft paper tape. However, in reality, Bio-based(PLA) tape can also be recycled along with cardboard, and it will completely dissolve into carbon dioxide and water by an alkaline solution in the papermaking system, without generating waste pollution. The advantages of kraft paper tape in recycling are also applicable to Bio-based(PLA) tape. In contrast, traditional BOPP tape, during the papermaking process, used to be filtered out as garbage and either sent to landfills or incinerated. This is no longer necessary. Therefore, the use of Bio-based(PLA) tape can reduce the ecological impact of plastic waste on ecosystems, contributing to the achievement of SDG12 goals regarding the reduction of waste (especially plastic).
2. Renewability and Sustainable Consumption and Production
Secondly, the renewability of Bio-based(PLA) is closely linked to SDG12’s call for sustainable consumption and production patterns. SDG12 advocates the use of renewable resources, reducing dependence on non-renewable resources. PLA, derived from plant-based materials like corn、sugarcane, is more environmentally friendly compared to petroleum-based plastics. Using Bio-based(PLA) tape helps drive sustainable production, reducing reliance on finite resources, aligning with SDG12’s requirements for sustainable consumption and production.
3. Low Carbon Footprint in Production
Additionally, the relatively low carbon footprint of Bio-based(PLA) tape aligns with SDG12’s objectives. The production process of PLA requires relatively low energy consumption, corresponding to a reduced demand for fossil fuels. Choosing Bio-based(PLA) tape aids in lowering carbon emissions during the manufacturing process, contributing to SDG12’s climate action goals.
4. Sustainable Procurement and Market Influence
Furthermore, Bio-based(PLA) tape is connected to SDG12’s emphasis on sustainable procurement. SDG12 advocates considering environmental and social factors in the procurement process and choosing products that align with sustainable development goals. Choosing Bio-based(PLA) tape means opting for a biodegradable, renewable, and relatively low-carbon alternative. This contributes to steering the market toward more sustainable practices. By selecting products meeting SDG12 standards in the procurement process, we propel the entire industry towards more sustainable production methods.
In conclusion, the connection between Bio-based(PLA) tape and SDG12 is evident in its biodegradable characteristics, renewability, low carbon footprint, and its role in promoting sustainable procurement. The use of Bio-based(PLA) tape represents an effective solution in the packaging tape sector to drive sustainable consumption and production. It serves as a pathway to achieving the goals outlined in SDG12, contributing to a more sustainable and responsible future.