Polythene is made from ethylene and is a non-hazardous material. There is no toxicity associated with it and no special precautions are necessary in handling or storage.
Although re-cycling is preferable, it can be disposed of with other refuse.
We confirm that all virgin polythene supplied by Polybags complies with the relevant legislation on food contact including Great Britain and the European Union:
Great Britain: Statutory Instrument, 1998 No. 1376 and BPF-BIBRA (1995), Polymer Specification 4, Polyethylene EU: Commission Directive 90/128/EEC, 92/39/EEC, 93/9/EEC, 95/3/EEC and 96/11/EC, Section A
We confirm that virgin polythene supplied by Polybags enables our customers to produce containers for preparations for medico-pharmaceutical purposes that comply with the following regulation: European Pharmacopoeia – Monograph 3.1.3 "Polyolefines" for medico-pharmaceutical purposes
The final responsibility for the decision of whether a material is fit for a particular application lies with the pharmaceutical firm.
After obtaining written confirmation from our raw material suppliers, we can confirm that we are in compliance with European Directives on Heavy Metals for all virgin film supplied by Polybags.
This includes Heavy Metals (Cadmium, Mercury, Lead, Barium, Antimony, Arsenic, Selenium or Chromium) Halogens (Chlorine, Fluorine, Iodine or Bromine) or substances containing any of these elements.
Polybags is a member of the Wastepack Recycling Scheme which carries out our recycling and recovery obligations on our behalf.
Our membership number is WP/698834/00