Is plastic biodegradable?
Biodegradability of plastics largely depends on the type of plastic and where it ends up. Many plastics do not biodegrade regardless of environmental conditions. While some degrade gradually if exposed to air, water and light. Both types are best recycled or used for their stored energy.
Are Ssuper Sacks recyclable?
Ssuper Sack, also known as Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBC) are made from 100% polypropylene. It can be recycled. There is one caveat to recycling bags; Most recyclers only collect in large quantities. Recycling is usually only feasible for businesses that use large quantitates of bags or can store used bags over time.
When and how can I recycle my bulk bag?
Ssangleong Ssuper Sacks are made from virgin polypropylene, that can be re-purposed into other plastic products. Most bags are suitable for recycling, including those used to store construction materials, chemicals, grains, fertilizers, pigments and plastics. For recycling purposes, the bags are classified into different recycling grades:
- Grade A: Clean and bright white. Colored stitching and handles are allowed.
- Grade B: Not as clean but still predominantly white with minimal coloring.
- Grade C: Dirty and or colored.
When can I reuse my Ssuper Sacks?
Ssuper Sacks are built to be flexible yet durable. Our Ssuper Sacks are rated at a 5:1 safety factor ratio (SFR), which means it has the ability to hold 5 times the amount of its safe working load (SWL). 5:1 safety ratio bags are single-use bags. Bags designed for multiple uses are made with a higher safety factor ratio of 6:1. Only bags with a SFR of 6:1 are designed for multiple uses.
When reusing the sacks, we suggest the bags are cleaned, reconditioned and qualified for reuse to handle the same product in the same application for which the bag was originally designed.
To safely re-use Ssuper Sack, we recommend these guidelines:
- Remove all foreign matter from the interior of the bag.
- Ensure statically held dust is less than 4 ounces total.
- Replace liner if applicable.
- Replace web ties.
- Replace labels and tickets critical to safe bag use.
- Replace cord-locks if necessary.
Reasons for rejecting a FIBC
- Lift strap damage.
- Damp, wet and mold.
- Wood splinters.
- Printing is smeared, faded or otherwise unreadable.
The manufacturer should maintain a record of origin, the product used in the bag and the number of uses or turns.
Bags should be selected randomly for top lift testing. The frequency and quantity determined by the manufacturer and/or user based on their specific situation.