Bags made of Sugarcane - I'm Green

Bags made of Sugarcane - I'm Green

I'm Green is a line of bio-based polyethylene made by the Brazilian petrochemical company, Braskem. Unlike traditional LDPE, which is made from non-renewable petroleum-based feedstocks, I'm Green is made from a renewable, bio-based feedstock derived from sugarcane. The sugarcane used to produce I'm Green is grown in Brazil and has a lower environmental impact than traditional feedstocks, as it requires less land and water to produce.

In terms of properties, I'm Green has similar characteristics to traditional LDPE, including strength, flexibility, and versatility. It can be used in a wide range of applications, such as packaging, automotive components, and consumer goods.

The main difference between I'm Green and traditional LDPE is their respective environmental impacts. By using a renewable, bio-based feedstock, I'm Green has a significantly lower carbon footprint than traditional LDPE. According to Braskem, for every ton of I'm Green produced, up to 3.09 tons of CO2 are captured from the atmosphere, while the production of traditional LDPE contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

It's important to note, however, that while I'm Green has a lower carbon footprint than traditional LDPE, it is not biodegradable or compostable. Like traditional LDPE, it must be properly disposed of and recycled to avoid contributing to plastic waste in the environment.