Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) are both types of plastic that are commonly used in packaging. Both materials have some environmental impacts, but there are differences between the two that may make one more suitable for certain applications.
Polyethylene is typically produced using a process called ethylene cracking, which involves breaking down hydrocarbons to create the raw material for polyethylene. This process is energy-intensive and generates greenhouse gas emissions.
Polypropylene, on the other hand, is typically produced using a process called propylene polymerization, which involves combining propylene molecules to create the raw material for polypropylene. This process is generally less energy-intensive and produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions than the production of polyethylene.
In terms of the environmental impact of the materials themselves, polyethylene is generally considered to be more environmentally friendly than polypropylene. Polyethylene is more commonly recycled, and it breaks down more quickly in the environment than polypropylene. However, polypropylene is generally more durable and has a higher melting point, which makes it more suitable for certain applications such as microwave-safe containers.
We Changed Our Duvet Cover Packaging
Protecting and Saving environment is a crucial value for our company. Therefore, to be able to reduce our footprint we changed our duvet cover packaging. Now we use polyethylene in all our packages.