WHAT IS BIODEGRADABLE?
Not all fabrics are safely biodegradable as they are made with artificial and chemical components that are not easily broken down by microorganisms. The term “biodegradable” refers to the ability of a substance to break down naturally via living organisms.
'Biodegradable' is a term often used to talk about the textile industry from an eco-friendly angle. If you want to make eco-friendly fabric.
it is worth knowing the importance of using biodegradable fabrics, the impact they have and why they are a greener choice.
Use natural fabrics
One can also find bio-based fabrics that may have been produced from naturally grown fibers, such as cotton. But they are made by mixing synthetic fibers. These are not biodegradable as they take years to break down due to the complex bonds of the polymers inside the synthetic fabrics causing them to emit greenhouse gases such as methane into the environment .
To minimize the impact on our environment, green printing involves the application of green innovations in the three main elements of the printing process - printing technology, ink and printing materials.
By saving the planet, these green technologies help reduce pollution, waste and energy consumption during production.
At backgroundsource, we have developed fast and efficient printing methods that consume less energy and resources and produce less waste.
Petroleum, plastic, or petroleum-based inks contain harmful compounds and chemicals that harm the environment. Eco-printing has found a non-polluting alternative in eco-friendly inks that use organic ingredients like soy or vegetables in their production.
These eco-inks are a perfect alternative that replicates the effects of petroleum-based inks that are non-toxic and do not harm the environment. It is also claimed to produce brighter and more vibrant colors.
The printing materials and products used in eco-printing come from recycled materials or other sustainable materials that are 100% biodegradable or recyclable. The materials use little or no chemicals in their processing.
Backdropsource offers 100% PVC-free biodegradable fabric banners in its selection of eco-friendly products. These banners are made of polypropylene, a recyclable thermoplastic polymer with high heat resistance.
Eco-printing is a great way to start, whether you are an individual or a business, eco-printing is a step in the right direction towards sustainability.