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Wed, 30 Oct 2019

WFS Starts Using BioNatur Plastic for Cargo Handling

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has started converting the majority of plastic products used in its cargo handling operations over to the BioNatur Plastics line of sustainable products manufactured by M&G Packaging.

BioNatur Plastic is manufactured with a blend of resins including traditional LDPE and a propriety, natural, plant-based biopolymer. The resulting blends are biodegradable in a landfill environment and significantly reduce fossil fuel-based plastic usage and greenhouse gas generation. Performance testing demonstrated the BioNatur product to have a long shelf life with higher strength and puncture-resistance than polyethylene plastic alone. This proprietary blend also uses significantly less oil-based resin than current plastic products, using less material overall while maintaining or improving performance.

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has started converting the majority of plastic products used in its cargo handling operations over to the BioNatur Plastics line of sustainable products manufactured by M&G Packaging. Click to enlarge.

Worldwide Flight Services is excited to be the first major customer of these environmentally-friendly products in the air cargo industry, said Mike Simpson, WFS Executive Vice President for the Americas. WFS uses the equivalent of more than 27 million plastic water bottles a year in protective plastic sheeting and wrap so with this commitment we can make a significant contribution to the environment. We are thrilled to finally have a product that ensures this plastic will not languish in a landfill for decades.

WFS is one of the worlds largest air cargo handlers and providers of ground handling and technical services, serving more than 270 airlines at 180 major airports in 22 countries on five continents.

M&G Packaging has always been a leader in developing green products that the air cargo industry needs, said M&G president Charles Rick. Were proud to be the supplier chosen by WFS to help further its sustainability programme. It is taking the lead on this initiative to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste.

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