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Hanmere Sack vs Paper Sack

An established dried condiments processor was importing printed paper sacks with a polythene inner liner. Due to the polythene liner these bags could not be recycled at the disposal point and could only be landfilled. The processor needed a recyclable option to eliminate 193 T’s PA of packaging going into landfill.

Paper Sack – Polythene Lined

  • Size: 500 x 700 x 1300mm
  • Weight per 1,000 sacks = 398.00kgs
  • Annual Volume = 485,000
  • Landfill tonnage = 193 T’s PA

Hanmere HanKraft PE

  • Size: 500 x 700 x 1300mm
  • Weight per 1,000 sacks = 256.00kgs
  • Annual Volume = 485,000
  • Recovered material = 124 T’s PA

The environmental impact has moved from a landfill deficit of 193 T’s to 124 T’s positive that can now be recycled into non direct food bags and liners. We will not publish the customers actual costs but we can share that an approximate 18% cost saving was also achieved.

Now buying from a UK manufacturer, with associated benefits of faster lead times and more controllable deliveries.

Hanmere HanKraft Landfill Saving

Current paper sack has a blue polythene inner that is glued to the paper sack. This cannot be recycled and its likely destination after use is landfill or incineration. The Hankraft sack can be recycled back to plastic pellet and re-used in non-food contact applications

inside of specialist sack

Previous supplier’s Poly-lined paper sack (non-recyclable)

white and blue specialist sack

Previous supplier’s Poly-lined paper sack (non-recyclable)

Hanmere HanKraft – Benefits

  • 100% Recyclable
  • An alternative to paper sacks with a paper feel and a high slip polythene inner for easy pouring of contents.
  • Paper feel enables a very low slip outer so that bags stack similar to paper sacks when palletised.
Hankraft products

Hanmere’s HanKraft sack (100% recyclable)

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