Manufacturas Politeno S.L. (commercially known as Mapol) is a family business that began operation in May 1958. So we can assure you we were one of the pioneers in manufacturing plastic packaging. Currently, our portfolio of manufactured products includes polyethylene bags of high and low density polyethylene (PEHD and PELD), polypropylene (PP) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). We also manufacture oxo-biodegradable bags, wrap for automatic packaging, film for frozen food, signalling tape, industrial plastic sacks, covers fences and T-shirt-type grocery bags. In terms of bags, we make bags for product packaging, box-liner bags, shopping bags, isothermal bags, advertising bags, bags with die-stamped, reinforced die-stamped or plastic tape handles, as well as bags that are self-sealing, printed (flexography) or unprinted, and fully customised to our customers' needs. We have always striven to maintain four core values: efficiency, honesty, personalised attention and transparency in management.
Plastic bags, despite an unfounded opinion that criticises their environmental characteristics, have an extremely attractive future that is highly respectful of the environment. In recent years, environmental concern has spread regarding the life cycle of plastic bags.
The main cause for worry lies in these bags’ final destination: it is believed that once the bags have fulfilled their mission as a temporary container, they become a highly contaminating agent. This is a completely erroneous notion. In addition to environmental impact being reduced to the minimum through appropriate consumer action, plastic bags constitute the start of a use cycle that can be unlimited, given their capacity for 100% recycling.
The main error when judging plastic bags is to consider them contaminants. Bags do not pollute, because they do not alter the environment at any time. While it is true they can be used poorly, the solution is to use them correctly and dispose of them, at the end of their useful life, in the recycling bin for plastics, where they become 100% recyclable waste. It is even less correct to argue that plastic bags speed up climate change.
Because they are unalterable, they do not give off heat or CO2 and consequently do not destroy the ozone layer. Plastic bags are manufactured to be fully recycled and returned, for low-cost reconversion into new plastic products with no wasteful or polluting elements.
The recycling process can be repeated as many times as necessary, endlessly. New plastics are always obtained for new uses (other bags, rubbish bags, tubing, etc.). Plastic bags are 100% RECYCLABLE.
MAPOL S.L. COMMITTED TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Manufacturas Politeno S.L. (known under the trade name Mapol) is a family business that began its journey in May 1958. Therefore, we can say that we were one of the pioneers in manufacturing plastic packaging.
We have always striven to maintain four core values: efficiency, honesty, personalised attention and transparency in management.