There are 3 types of plastics commonly used in packaging materials – polypropylene, polyester and polyethylene. Polyethylene is the most commonly used and has endless applications. However, it is also one of the most damaging from an environmental or sustainable perspective. Therefore, GlobalFlex Orora has developed a patent-pending calcium powder-based film as a sustainable packaging alternative to polyethylene. For every normal pound of polyethylene, our new film contains 40% less oil and contaminants than standard polyethylene films. That means 40% less of the polymers end up in landfills. It’s also cheaper than traditional polyethylene packaging materials and can degrade in direct sunlight. These calcium films can be used in meal delivery kits, agricultural, and coffee packaging, among others. They also replace traditional polyethylene liners and sheets, like the kind that are used to cover produce in agricultural fields.