Stand up pouches, also known as stand up bags, continues to be counted on to protect retail and industrial products to keep the contents fresh for longer and allows these items to stand upright and effective on store shelves. However, recent developments have come to light showing startling ways that stand up pouches whether printed or plain, are helping our environment too.
One of the most commonly used phrases these days is "The Three Rs", which stands for Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. While all these "Rs" of course help our environment, it is evident that the most effective and the quickest way is by reducing the amount of plastic used. Stand bags are now being used in place of various sizes of rigid plastic pails and drums.
For example, stand bags, because they are made with several layers of the heavy-duty barrier film, enables companies to reduce the overall amount of plastic being used by 75% or more. Even further, the barrier properties of the film itself maintain or even improve the protection of the contents from moisture, vapours, odours, or even sunlight.
Stand bags take up less space than rigid containers such as five-gallon drums or 1-gallon bucket. Stand up pouch can be shipped flat and stored flat so they take up less space in a truck. Stand bag weighs less than plastic pails and drums so now to transport and move them requires less fuel and energy as well.