With the majority of the population becoming more concerned about environmental issues like climate change and pollution, people are proactively engaging in discovering solutions to these problems. With advances in technology and engineering, people are inventing packaging that is completely biodegradable or compostable. These materials will serve to replace the plastic and other synthetic materials that harm our environments and ecosystems. Here is a quick glimpse of how sustainable alternatives to plastic will revolutionize the packaging industry.
A French company by the name of Lactips produces thermoplastic pellets based from milk protein. This makes this alternative packaging solution with water-soluble, biodegradable, and edible. This packaging has a functional air barrier that allows the product inside to stay fresh and maintain a stable shelf life.
Ooho! The Edible Water Bottle
Making quite the stir when coming to the market, Ooho is the edible water blob that has the potential to substitute all single-use plastic water bottles. Composed of plant and seaweed, the packaging of this product is completely edible and will leave no environmental impact. In fact, the majority of the materials in this product are cheaper to produce and use than traditional plastic packaging.
This paper-based, stand-up pouch is both recyclable and compostable. This package can be used to store both dry and wet products including, but not limited to, cereal, teas, and granola. Not only is this product completely free from any plastic material, it is also manufactured from renewable materials.
At Pioneer Packaging, we are always open to hearing about new and innovative ways to incorporate sustainable practices into our packaging services. If you are also an advocate for sustainable packaging but don’t know where to start, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for any questions or concerns you may have about sustainable packaging.