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At Ubuy, we're constantly looking for ways to further reduce our environmental impact. As our region is the main supplier of Oil to the world we are doing our best to offset its carbon footprint.

Online shopping is inherently more environmentally friendly than traditional retailing. The efficiencies of online shopping result in a greener shopping experience than traditional retailing. This study explains some of the benefits of the online shopping model.

Biodegradable Bags 

Environmental issues are important to everyone. We are doing our part by offering 100% Biodegradable bags!  

Our biodegradable bags break down completely when in contact with other decomposing materials; in compost bins, landfills, or just buried in the ground. These bags can also be recycled along with regular plastic bags. Unlike starch based compostable bags and oxo-biodegradable bags, these bags won't degrade in the presence of oxygen, heat, or sunlight, so they can also be reused until no longer serviceable. Any bag we make can be produced as biodegradable.

Our biodegradable bags are made using traditional resins combined with an additive from ECM Biofilms that allows the plastic to completely biodegrade within a few years. For more information about the technology used to make our biodegradable bags.

 

Environmentally Friendly Packaging

 Most Ubuy.com.kw orders are shipped in corrugated containers which on average contain 43% recovered fiber content. Once used, these containers are 100% recyclable for use in the manufacture of other paper products. 


The air-filled pillows that are sometimes used to protect items in Ubuy's shipments are 100% recyclable and non-toxic. If a customer cannot reuse or recycle these cushions, they can be deflated and disposed of. Deflated air cushions take up less than 1% of their inflated volume.

 

The Science 

 The introduction of biomass into materials that have always been made as pure petrochemicals, and their derivatives, helps conserve precious oil resources while it improves the ecology of our waste stream.  Various degrees of biodegradability, coupled with the generally sustainable nature of farming, combine to create a double benefit for using our plastic blends, when compared to conventional plastic.  

We are approaching a time when oil will be in shorter supply;  in Kuwait we have about 70 years of production left; and our need to practice "modern ecology" will rise in importance.  Sustainability means making life better for everyone -- bringing nature back into natural symbiotic balance, preserving future potential while we take better care in the present to preserve our ability to sustain the global ecosystems.