Did you know most traditional bandages are made from plastic?
The adhesive sheet of a regular bandage is usually made from a type of plastic, either PVC, polyethylene, or polyurethane. Plastic band-aids don’t break down; they are single-use plastic items end up straight in landfill. It’s time to make the switch to an eco friendly option- PATCH.
The impact of plastic bandages on the environment begins well before the waste produced after use. It’s worth considering the environmental footprint of these items- including the energy, waste and raw materials used in their production that has significant consequences for our environment.
All PATCH products meet the globally recognised and stringent regulatory requirements that stipulates zero residue levels of pesticides and heavy metals.
PATCH strips are made from sustainable bamboo which is both human and planet friendly, providing an alternative to most commonly used materials. Bamboo is a rapidly renewable resource that grows many times faster than trees, uses much less water, produces up to 35 percent more oxygen and doesn't need pesticides or herbicides.
Regular plastic bandages often use an array of chemicals and substances that are bad for our health.
PATCH takes pride in using natural, organic, biodegradable and sustainable resources, that are historically proven to soothe symptoms whilst promoting wound recovery for even the most sensitive skin types.
There are 1.2 billion households in the world. On average, 1 household buys a packet of plasters per year. This produces 2.5 Billion lineal metres of strip waste per annum, which is enough to wrap around the world 51 times!
In contrast, all of PATCH packaging is 100% compostable. The tubes are made from recycled paper and we have even removed the plastic tape on our outer boxes and cartons, saving over 20,000meters per 40ft container.
Let’s make responsible choices for ourselves, the environment and future generations.