Braskem, a producer of thermoplastic polyolefins, has developed a new bio-based flexible packaging for Scotts Canada’s new Scotts Turf Builder with Root-TrientsT product.
Scotts Canada, a subsidiary of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, is engaged in providing lawn and garden as well as hydroponic growing products.
The new sustainable packaging, which utilizes Braskem’s I’m greenT polyethylene (PE) biopolymer, has been developed by Braskem in cooperation with Scotts and flexible packaging solutions provider Peel Plastic Products.
The I’m greenT Polyethylene (PE), also known as Green plastic, is a bio-based polymer made from a renewable and sustainably sourced raw material, ethanol, produced from Brazilian sugarcane.
The recyclable Green plastic also helps in absorbing CO2 from the air, thus reducing the impact of global warming.
Braskem said that the integration of bioplastic packaging material derived from renewable source supports Scotts’ commitment to environmental sustainability.
Scotts Canada marketing director Glenn Martin said: “At Scotts, we see it as our responsibility to continually find ways to improve the environmental sustainability of our products and packaging.
“This partnership has allowed us to take another step in that direction and we are proud to be the first in lawn and garden to bring this packaging to the market.
“It also compliments our new Turf Builder with Root-TrientsT formula which combines our high-performance lawn food with rich organic material in Scotts’ patented All-in-One Particle.”
Since the I’m greenT PE retains the same properties, performance and application versatility of fossil fuel derived polyethylene, it is said to be ideal drop-in substitute for conventional oil-based polyethylene.
Braskem North America Renewables team commercial manager Joe Jankowski said: “By utilizing Braskem’s I’m greenT PE, Scotts’ is aligning their more sustainable approach to the external packaging with the increased organic content inside the package.
“Overall, consumers are increasingly looking for products that help reduce their environmental footprint, and we are excited work with Scotts and Peel Plastics to meet that rising demand.”