Packaging has multiple purposes. It protects the garment during transportation, shares valuable information to consumers about the product, the packaging (recyclable or not) and safety issues. It can also enhance consumer experience with the brand.
In 2017, Indygena decided to change the polybags it uses to LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene) plastic and introduced EPI® technology. LDPE is a lower density plastic using less raw materials while being recyclable as well. However, plastic bags aren’t always put in the recycling bin by consumers. Approximately 35% of recyclable material end up in the bin. In order to counteract this issue, we decided to add EPI® technology for bags that might not make it to the recycling facility.
EPI® oxo-biodegradable plastic additive (TDPA™) accelerates the degradation of the plastic bag in landfills. The bag decomposes more rapidly and does not release methane. (GHG)