Plastic versus Paper – Lower environmental impact
Plastic packaging is more environmentally friendly than the paper alternative
As a material for packaging cement, plastic has been shown to have a lower environmental impact across its full lifecycle than the current paper alternative
The biggest single factor influencing the environmental impact of paper packaging is the greater occurrence of cement wastage.
- 11% of paper bags are damaged between delivery to merchant and use on-site
The higher incidence of wastage with paper packaging results in greater energy consumption in the production of additional cement, its transport and storage.
- 14%less energy is required when plastic is used.
Reduced wastage not only saves you money through replenishment, but also reduces your waste disposal costs.
- Overall, cement in plastic bags is 39%* more environmentally friendly than paper alternatives!
*Research undertaken by leading environmental consultants BASF.