Pallet Wrap - a sticky problem!

Until now there have been very few sustainable alternatives to stretch pallet wrap made from new, virgin plastic. While there are reusable wraps in market, and we would highly recommend investigating these, they are often only suitable if the wrap is used within a closed loop system. More often, goods are wrapped in pallet wrap before being sent to another location, where the wrap is then removed (and is difficult to return to source).

In 2020, Better Packaging Co. began producing a certified home compostable pallet wrap and did so for some time before deciding we could do a lot better – we could make pallet wrap from 100% recycled plastic pollution and clean up the environment in Southeast Asia at the same time.

Here’s why POLLAST!C Pallet wrap is so much better;

Recommended by APCO

Unless packaging is coming into contact with food, the Australian Packaging Covenant, ANZPAC (and all other Packaging pacts) do not recommend compostable packaging. Instead they recommend a mono-material, recycled film like POLLAST!C wherever possible.

Lowest carbon footprint

POLLAST!C Packaging has a significantly lower carbon footprint than the equivalent compostable or virgin plastic packaging as proven by an independent, comparative Life Cycle Analysis

Made from 100% recycled waste

No other pallet wrap is made from 100% waste feedstock. Some compostable pallet wrap is made from food waste, but also contains a PBAT, derived from petroleum (a non-renewable, high carbon footprint resource)


Positive Social impact

The process of making POLLAST!C involves people from disadvantaged communities in SE Asia scouring the land to collect plastic pollution. We are able to pay them fairly and give them steady employment.


POLLAST!C Pallet wrap is recyclable with soft plastics or via BPCo’s ‘take back’ scheme. In a commercial / industrial environment – which is where most pallet wrap is used – this is the most feasible end-of-life solution. Warehouses and distribution hubs are very unlikely to have access to composting facilities and neither are composters likely to want to take large quantities of pallet wrap to add to their composting when it doesn’t bring with it any nutrients.


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