The bio-based carbon content of Woodly® material is currently between 40% and 60%.
The bio-based carbon content of Woodly has been verified by radiocarbon analysis. This analysis has been conducted by Tüv Austria, an independent certifying body, giving Woodly two stars certificate for the bio-based carbon content. This means, that the bio-based carbon content of all Woodly® material grades is currently between 40% and 60%.We have plans to increase the bio-based content of Woodly® material grades in the future, as the bio-based components become gradually available in industrial scale.
The main raw material of Woodly® is from certified forests
The main raw material used in Woodly’s plastic, ie softwood pulp, comes from certified forests. The use of cellulose made from certified wood ensures that the pulp producer has taken care of the forest’s biodiversity.
Woodly is recyclable
Woodly can be recycled both mechanically and chemically. During mechanical recycling, the plastic is shredded, washed, melted, and granulated. The granules resulting from this process are used as a raw material for new plastic products. We have demonstrated the recyclability of Woodly waste films with Next Generation Recyclingmaschinen GmbH (NGR), a leading technology and equipment provider for the plastics recycling industry. You can watch video of the test below.
At Woodly, we always consider the optimal end-of-life options for products and applications where Woodly can be used. The highest priority is on reuse applications, but where this cannot be applied, Woodly performs well in mechanical and physical recycling. It is easily detectable with near-infra red and the best results are obtained recycling Woodly as its own stream.
In chemical recycling, there are multiple ways that can be used to recycle Woodly, including for example gasification. If, for some reason, Woodly ends up in incineration, the emissions are 70% lower compared with conventional plastics. Often the main obstacle for optimal recycling of different plastic materials is volume. In many areas, only some polyethylene, polypropylene and PET grades are recycled, the rest ending up into incineration or waste-to-energy.
We emphasize the importance of developing circular economy and recycling of plastics by offering to take-back, or even buy back all the collected and separated Woodly from post-consumer and post-industrial applications.