IAG tests sustainable film


IAG Cargo is trialing a new biodegradable reduced-thickness polyethylene film with manufacturer Verpa Folie and US based BioNatur Plastics. The new sustainable material is 15 micron thick, 100% recyclable and biodegradable by landfill. The UK-based carrier says it will save up to 15 tonnes of virgin polyethylene a year. Not only does the material have an indefinite shelf life, prohibiting unnecessary waste, it can also be used for food and temperature-controlled items.