Chilean reusable bags company arrives in Peru with important retail alliances
A little more than a year later, the company already has its reusable bags and masks on the market.
After 9 years of successful operation in Chile, Unibag, a reusable bag factory with a strong focus on sustainability, is embarking on the road to internationalization, and a little more than a year after its landing in the neighboring country, the company already has retail giants such as Sodimac and Inkafarma in its portfolio. Sodimac launched its reusable laminated bag, which is 50% made from recycled material and can be customized with photographic quality printing. This bag is in line with the requirements of Law 30.884, which regulates the use of single-use plastics in the country.
“Within Unibag’s internationalization process, Peru was always the first target, since it is very similar to the Chilean market and we naturally began to move forward with our project in the neighboring country,” says Gustavo Navarrete, UNIBAG’s Sales and Export Manager, who is responsible for the process and its implementation.
In addition, the Chilean company, which is certified as a B company, has reached InkaFarma and Mifarma pharmacies with its certified reusable masks. These products, in addition to providing protection against the COVID-19 virus, reduce the impact of contamination by reducing the number of masks used per person. One reusable mask replaces the use of 20 disposable masks, and they are now available in stores and also for sale online.
Launch of Vegetal fabric bag
Unibag recently participated in the IV version of the Expo Pack Peru fair, which brought together the main exhibitors of the packaging industry at national and international level. During the activity, the Vegetal bag, made from corn starch without petroleum derivatives, was launched. It is a compostable bag at industrial level that can be degraded in 180 days, is customizable and printed in full color.
Regarding the regulation of single-use bags, Peru has made significant progress, but it is less restrictive than the current Chilean legislation, however, it has been moving in the right direction to reduce the impact of single-use plastic bags.
Gustavo Navarrete, who led the Unibag landing in Peru comments: “Our bag supports 20 kg, is 100% made from renewable materials, is 100% compostable which makes its carbon footprint virtually zero. At Unibag we make sure that the quality of our products is always the best of the alternatives on the market, with a strong environmental focus, since all our products are aimed at reducing the waste generated by their use”.
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