Biodegradable Polypropylene at International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM)

At the International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) 2023, held at the prestigious Kuala Lumpur Convention Center from April 4th to 6th, 2023, Metropoly Packaging Sdn. Bhd. unveiled their groundbreaking biodegradable polypropylene plastic bag. This innovative product, developed in collaboration with Polymateria Ltd., marks a significant milestone in the journey towards more sustainable packaging options.

The key highlight of this revolutionary plastic bag is the special masterbatch technology developed by Polymateria Ltd. This masterbatch has undergone rigorous testing and has been proven to fully biodegrade in open-air terrestrial environments within a remarkably short timeframe of 6 to 24 months, leaving no harmful microplastics behind. This development is a game-changer in the world of plastic packaging, as it addresses one of the most pressing environmental concerns associated with traditional plastics – their persistence in the environment.

In a statement made during the exhibition, Natural Resources, Environment, and Climate Change (NRECC) Minister, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, emphasized the importance of adopting truly biodegradable plastics. He stated, “We need to ensure the plastics we have will truly be biodegradable as most of it currently still needs to be taken to factories or plants and biodegrade in a controlled environment.” Minister Nik Ahmad’s statement underscores the urgency of finding effective and sustainable solutions to tackle the global plastic waste problem.

In addition to showcasing this groundbreaking product, the IGEM 2023 event provided a platform for the announcement of the new ISO standard, SIRIM ECO 098:2023, by the Minister of NRECC. This new standard, developed in collaboration with industry stakeholders, sets stringent criteria and guidelines for environmentally friendly and sustainable packaging materials. It serves as a benchmark for companies in the packaging industry, encouraging them to adopt eco-friendly practices and products.

Metropoly Packaging Sdn. Bhd. and Polymateria Ltd.’s collaboration and the introduction of the biodegradable polypropylene plastic bag at IGEM 2023 exemplify the commitment of both companies to innovation and sustainability. As consumers and businesses increasingly recognize the importance of reducing their environmental footprint, this development represents a significant stride toward a more sustainable future.

The introduction of products like this biodegradable plastic bag not only aligns with global efforts to reduce plastic pollution but also provides consumers with a more responsible and eco-conscious choice. It is anticipated that this innovation will set a new standard for the packaging industry, inspiring other companies to follow suit in developing environmentally friendly alternatives to conventional plastics.

In conclusion, the partnership between Metropoly Packaging Sdn. Bhd. and Polymateria Ltd. and their presentation of the biodegradable polypropylene plastic bag at IGEM 2023 is a testament to the power of collaboration and innovation in addressing pressing environmental issues. As society continues to prioritize sustainability, initiatives like this play a crucial role in driving positive change and protecting our planet for future generations. The introduction of the SIRIM ECO 098:2023 standard further reinforces the importance of sustainability in packaging, offering a clear path for the industry to follow in creating a greener and more responsible future.

Metropoly Packaging Sdn. Bhd. – Polymateria Ltd.: “Biotransformation”, Evolution of Biodegradable Solution, Leaving No Microplastics Behind

In a significant development in the global fight against plastic pollution, Metropoly Packaging Sdn. Bhd. and Polymateria Ltd. have joined forces to unveil a groundbreaking biodegradable solution using “Biotransformation” technology. This collaboration aims to revolutionize the packaging industry by introducing an eco-friendly alternative that leaves no harmful microplastics behind.

Metropoly Packaging Sdn. Bhd., a prominent player in the packaging sector, has been working diligently to address the environmental impacts of traditional plastic packaging. Our partnership with Polymateria Ltd., an innovative British tech company specializing in sustainable solutions, marks a major step towards achieving this goal.

“Biotransformation” is a next-generation biodegradable material designed to mimic nature’s own processes, ensuring it fully disintegrates into natural elements when exposed to the environment. Unlike conventional plastics, which can persist for centuries and break down into harmful microplastics, this cutting-edge solution offers a sustainable alternative that tackles the problem at its root.

Polymateria’s research and development teams have spent years perfecting “Biotransformation”, employing advanced science and technologies to create a product that maintains the necessary packaging integrity while being entirely harmless to the environment. The material has undergone rigorous testing to confirm its biodegradability and non-toxicity, meeting the highest industry standards.

“We are proud to collaborate with Polymateria Ltd. in introducing ‘Biotransformation’ to the world,” said Mr. Wong Chee Sing, CEO of Metropoly Packaging Sdn. Bhd. “Our commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship has driven us to find innovative solutions. With ‘Biotransformation’, we can significantly reduce plastic pollution and contribute to a cleaner, greener planet.”

The alliance between Metropoly Packaging Sdn. Bhd. and Polymateria Ltd. marks a pivotal moment in the ongoing battle against plastic pollution. As businesses and consumers increasingly prioritize sustainability, “Biotransformation” promises to lead the charge in reducing plastic waste and leaving no harmful microplastics behind, ensuring a cleaner and healthier planet for generations to come.

Malaysia Plastics Sustainability Roadmap

High-level Seminar on Malaysia Plastics Sustainability Roadmap 2021-2030

June 14th, 2022 – We had been invited to attend a high-level seminar on Malaysia Plastics Sustainability Roadmap 2021-2030 that was taking place at JW Marriot Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The seminar was attended by the main parties in deciding the future of Malaysia’s plastic economy movement which includes the Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA),  SIRIM STS, Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association (MPMA), and many other top company producers in this plastics industry.

The aim of the program is to update on the progress of the roadmap that has been going since 2021, alongside the introduction of new technology in biodegradable products that can be considered as an alternative for single-used plastics. We were as well taking this opportunity to place our brand new biodegradable polypropylene plastic bags on display (refer to images below) as preparation for creating a healthier environment for the sake of our next generation. 

Our biodegradable polypropylene plastic bags has passed the test for BSI PAS 9017:2020 and has proven to have the capability to fully biodegraded in an open air-terrestrial within 6-24 months duration of time. The test is yet believed to be soon recognized and implemented by SIRIM as it is the first test that has been introduced to grade the biodegradability of polyolefins worldwide. We are hoping that the development of the technology in producing better quality plastics will effectively reduce the burden of the government to lead our country into one of the healthiest places to live. 


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