Welcome to another paper piece of cellophane paper, it basically protects products from damage and makes them last longer so it is a necessary thing. You’ll know that I’ve switched to using glass pots trying to get rid of dispensers and things like that I just thought I’d tell you a little bit more about the cellophane paper that I use. It comes in two different varieties as far as material is concerned. It can be natural and unnatural and the customer that that contacted me thought that I was using normal cellophane which is this bunch of stuff that if you get flowers in this very fake now the stuff I use, it is made as it’s a by-product from the furniture industry from in the UK it’s actually made from wood pulp. so it’s biodegradable its sustainable and its plastic free when you print this stuff it stays scrunched that’s kind of hanging nice but not natural.
Natural and this can be popped on your compensate if you so desire it will void your grade and I have to say I put some on my compost heap and where it is, it doesn’t get a lot of hate so it doesn’t really usually takes a year for even ways to turn into compost so it did it did break down but it didn’t completely fully compost but if you were to put that in with your green bin or whatever you use at the moment for your green waste that will just naturally biodegrade and that will just naturally compost down so you’re fine to put it to put it anywhere so I just thought like you know I don’t use plastic.
So is cellophane biodegradable?
Well the answer is Yes! And also No, the yes is because cellophane itself is biodegradable, the no is because what most people think of as it is actually cellophane that is plastic coated and that is therefore then not biodegradable. Most of you will know it as present wrapping. If you cut some off and put it in water, this is the easiest way to show that it is biodegradable, it gets all soggy. It just ends up as cellulose and will eventually fall apart.
Now most packaging that is thought to be cellophane is actually cellophane underneath but plastic on top. The way that you know it is plastic coated cellophane is if it can be sealed. If it is able to be heat-sealed then that means that a machine can press across it and seal the package.
This type of cellophane paper, you can’t do that with, it just doesn’t work. It just doesn’t close it, you can only close it up with sticky tap of something. So if you are wondering if what you have is cellophane or whether it is plastic, one way is to see if it has been heat sealed, and the other way is to try putting it in water. If it is really cellophane, it is going to end up gooey and squishy, whereas plastic is not going to. So that is the answer!
I hope this blog post will help you in clearing your doubts about this particular paper and if you still have doubts in your mind please ask in the comment section.