ECOgrade® solutions lower Carbon Tax

GREENSPEAR is the sole distributor of ECOgrade® products

for African & the Middle East

All GXT Green products and services adhere to four key principles|

 

  • They are sustainable. After their use they must leave our environment the same or better than before.

  • They solve a critical problem for the user. We are solving real-world issues with viable solutions.

  • They perform as well or better than the product they replace. No compromise necessary.

  • They cost the same or less than the product they replace. “Everyone wants to save the world until they find that it costs too much… then it’s not such a big priority.”

GXT Green and ECOgrade® products

ECOgrade® products are made of patented and trademarked mineral and organic-based compound and obtained ASTM certifications for various attributes of degradability of their ECOgrade® products. 

 The degradable non-plastic bags are designed to reduce the negative impact of plastic as litter.

 Currently there over 4 billion ECOgrade® bags in circulation in the USA and India because the research is solid which has been done by world class laboratories and universities. 

 GXT Green is proud to be recognised by multiple organisations for both their corporate capabilities, as well as the value of their sustainable products.

ECOgrade® products|

ECOgrade® DegradableBags

Customized to Your Needs |
Various communities and parts of the world require different specifications of degradable features to meet their needs. GXT Green has developed a menu of materials which are used to customize bags to fit your requirements.
ECOgrade bags have been certified to be degradable under ASTM standards, and certified as non-toxic through independent testing.

These include|

  • Photo-degradable.
  • Compostable/Bio-degradable.
  • Anaerobic degradable (landfill disposal under the right conditions).
  • Bio-based polymers.
  • As well as degradable reusable bags.
  • All ECOgrade Bags are made from a patented mineral and organic-based compound.
  • Littered, ECOgrade bags degrade to a non-toxic residue after 240 days or less,
    to sunlight exposure (UV). This residue can  biodegrade.
  • RECYCLABLE (tested with a major recycler in USA TREX)
  • ECOgrade bags produce less greenhouse gas (vs plastic bags)
  • ECOgrade bags use less energy in manufacturing (vs plastic bags or paper bags).

These non-plastic bags are designed to reduce the negative impact of plastic litter and
bags can be clearly marked appropriately with its attributes for degradation.

ECOgrade-based products are available with a menu of degradable characteristics.

Contact us for further information regarding your production needs.

 

ECOgrade® Agricultural Row Covers & Mulch

ECOgrade® Agricultural Row Covers & Mulch provide an ideal combination of characteristics to improve produce yield|

  • Durable and easy to spread.
  • Photodegrades and then biodegrades to a non-toxic residue at the end of the season.
  • Can be left to degrade and/or safely plowed into the soil at the end of the season.
  • Can be safely burned | Residue has been certified as a growth enhancing soil sweetener.
  • Saves cost and labor for disposal.
  • Costs less than plastic alternatives.

The advantages of the GXT Green ECOgrade agricultural solution|

  • The GXT Green ECOgrade row covers and mulch are manufactured from a new compound, called Calcium Olefinic Glucosate (COG). This compound photo-degrades from sunlight exposure within 240 days- extending the growing season for farmers. Much of the film will have degraded and
    what’s left over can be plowed, left to degrade, or burned.
  • If left on the ground the film will completely photo degrade in 240 days.
    The formula allows it to also biodegrade, leaving behind no toxins.
  • If burned, the COG film emits low smoke and the ash that remains is a
    calcium-rich non-toxic residue that can simply be plowed into the ground,
    with no need for transporting for disposal.
  • The residue has been tested and certified by an independent laboratory as a
    soil conditioner adding up to 9% growth of new crops.

In addition to labor savings,
ECOgrade row covers and mulch are a more
sustainable solution than plastic covers|

  • They leave no toxins in the soil when degraded.
  • They produce nearly 50% less greenhouse gas in pre-production
    compared to plastic film.
  • They are manufactured in regional factories around the world.
  • The cost is the same or less than typical polypropylene covers,
    and significantly less than typical bio-degradable solutions.

Contact us for further information regarding your production needs.

 

ECO-R3SP Zero Waste Suspension Packaging

ECO-R³SP is an innovative method of packaging from GXT Green that has potential to reduce cost, eliminate waste from the municipal waste stream, improve sustainability, meet certain city/town regulatory requirement for “zero waste” packaging and reduce carbon emissions. Already being used in Japan, it has the potential to revolutionize packaging in North America. ECO-R³SP packaging truly embodies the principles of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

Description

ECO-R³SP is a new concept, which allows products to be packed below or between sheets of specially formulated high strength and very elastic ECO-R³SP film. This film can replace previous packaging which relied on custom designed Styrofoam, other preforms, “peanuts”, bubble wraps etc., providing better protection, and ease of packing. The ECO-R³SP film is heat sealed to regular or collapsible cardboard, wood, or plastic frames. The frames and film can be returned and reused, providing a zero-waste solution.

ECO-R³SP Benefits

Excellent shock-absorption characteristics, exhibits high resistance to shock and resonance.
Suitable for a wide range of product shapes including products with sharp and pointed edges.
Packing equalization of the product can be maintained by firmly packing around the object.
Compact and space-saving design of ECO-R³SP reduces packaging size and weight.

Space needed for shipping can be kept to the minimum while ensuring secure packing and support. When not in use, unlike preformed packaging like EPS and Styrofoam, ECO-R³SP packaging can be easily collapsed and flattened for efficient storage.
Return friendly design of ECO-R³SP packaging allows for collapsing and stacking of the packaging to a compact and space saving size and volume to facilitate less expensive shipping.
Excellent endurance, reuse and recycle friendly properties of ECO-R³SP ensures the film is resistant to puncture, retains its flexibility and strength over a wide temperature range, resists deformation by projection and has high restoring force. Repeated use of ECO-R³SP film is possible even if it does sustain puncture damage as there is very high resistance to ripping. If desired, separation from the support frame is easy after the use, and the film can be easily and efficiently recycled.

ECO-R³SP Packaging Summary Characteristics

GXT Green ECO-R³SP film is a highly durable film with strong tensile strength and very high elasticity. The film has the ability to stretch and expand up to 5 times (about 500%) before the film tears and can withstand force up to 3.2 kgf (test specimen of 1 cm wide) before it stretches. The film also has the ability to return to its original dimensions, much like a rubber band after stretching.

ECO-R³SP film exhibits tough membrane performance, resisting tears, while tolerating most sharp objects – see example shown with the ballpoint pen.

Surface resistance of ECO-R³SP film is 1012 Ω and is effective for non- electrified body.
ECO-R³SP film is made from a thermoplastic resin and is recyclable.
ECO-R³SP film resin is available in a wide range of transport environment temperatures,
ranging from 30 to 60 degrees Celsius (cold and heat resistant).

Test results have demonstrated glass-transition temperature of 34.4 degrees Celsius
and softening temperature of 90 degrees Celcius.
ECO-R³SP film complies with various tests, such as deposit from film, existence or non-existence
of ion residual error occurrence (ion cased parts should test non-existent with rust),

food sanitation tests, and direct contact to electronic components and foods.
ECO-R³SP film has water vapor permeability therefore keeping water condensation to a minimum.
ECO-R³SP packaging is easy to store, assemble, and ship, reducing costs.

Contact us for further information regarding your production needs.

ECOgrade® Reactive Agent

ECOgrade® Reactive Agent is a low cost sustainable plastic replacement which
reduces dependency on petroleum products.

Depending on the requirement, COG can be structured to be degradable
(photodegradable within 240 days, leaving a non-toxic biodegradable residue),

or not degradable. ECOgrade® Reactive Agent can be used to manufacture everything
from degradable shopping bags, to car bumpers and furniture.

Advantages over plastic include|

  • Lower cost.
  • Reduced dependence on petroleum products.
  • Less price volatility.
  • Less GHG produced in production.
  • Can be recycled with plastics without harming the recycle chain.

Contact us for further information regarding your production needs.

ECOgrade® based products are available with a menu of degradable characteristics.

Our product Matrix is as follows|

Series Name Attribute (Menu Based) ASTM Certification
Commonwealth Photo degradable ASTM 5272
Lexington Photo + Bio degradable ASTM 5272 ASTM 6400 ASTM 5338
Concord Photo + Anaerobic degradable ASTM 5272 ASTM 5511
Newton Photo + Bio + Anaerobic degradable ASTM 5272 ASTM 5511 ASTM 6400 ASTM 5338
Walden Renewable ASTM 5272 ASTM 5511 ASTM 6400 ASTM 5338
Amherst Reusable NA