The new paper based cover from Renz is aesthetically almost identical to a standard frosted plastic cover. Unlike plastic covers, documents using the paper based cover do not need to be separated into their respective parts to be recycled.
The paper based covers from Renz are from paper that is unbleached, totally chlorine free (tcf), 100% recyclable, compostable and biodegradable. By comparison plastic binding covers made from polypropylene can take over 400 years to degrade.
Managing director Iain Bullock said, ‘At Renz UK we have been looking to add to our existing plastic free product offerings. These new eco covers provide a great alternative to plastic acetate or polypropylene binding covers. It has been widely reported the damage that plastic waste is causing. Over eight million tonnes of plastic ended up into our oceans last year and it is the responsibility of everyone to actively reduce their plastic footprint. As a manufacturer we have a duty and responsibility to offer products that are plastic free.’
This latest product from Renz follows recent sustainable products launches such as the Bindomatic eco thermal binding covers. Renz UK is also the UK distributor for Argos Solutions’ cold UV coaters. Iain added, ‘UV coating provides a great cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative to plastic lamination. The move towards plastic alternative products is not some trend or fad. We simply cannot continue to dump millions of tons of single use plastic waste into landfill.’