Greetings Cards Are Often Wrapped In Plastic – What Are Retailers Doing About It?

Helen Bird, recycling expert for the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), says there are alternatives to this plastic wrap. PLA is a bioplastic derived from plant sugars. It can be made from sugar, starch, corn, cane, or potatoes. This is considered the greenest wrapper option – it’s compostable, combustible and can be transformed into clean energy. However, it’s also expensive, rips easily and requires more energy to make it.

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