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3 sustainable packaging materials you’ve never heard of

Experimenting with eco-friendly packaging materials that go beyond paper, plastic and glass is key for any packaging manufacturer who wants to stay ahead of the game. This article takes a closer look at three recent innovations in natural, sustainable packaging materials.

Fancy a beer and some six-pack rings for a snack?

It’s no secret that plastic six-pack rings pose a major threat to animals and the environment in general. Over the years, many businesses and organizations have attempted to come up with sustainable alternatives to this (unfortunately) popular type of plastic packaging, but they failed to wow the world. Then Saltwater Brewery decided to give it […]
5 inspiring sustainable packaging ideas

5 inspiring sustainable packaging ideas

Companies are increasingly focusing on sustainable packaging to reduce their impact on the environment. And they have every reason to! According to greenerpackage.com, 64% of consumers say it is very important for companies to use environment-friendly or biodegradable packaging. That’s great news for the packaging industry, because sustainable packaging seems to bring out the best […]
Edible packaging - Packaging water without bottles

Edible packaging – Packaging water without bottles!

Let’s face it: our Western consumerism lifestyle has left disastrous marks on our planet and continues to do so. Our increasing pile of packaging waste in particular is a major issue when it comes to maintaining a green environment. Sure, many of us have taken up recycling and composting to reduce waste. But let’s be […]

WikiPearl: the future of edible food packaging?

The packaging world is in a constant struggle to find new and more eco-friendly ways to pack food products. Reducing packaging waste has become the number one goal of many academics and packaging designers around the world. One of the most ingenious inventions of late in that area is WikiPearl, a meatball sized lozenge that […]

Edible packaging: eat your food package!

A third of the waste dumped into landfills is packaging such as boxes, bags, and food wrappers. Even though several advances have been made in food packaging recently (such as making them compostable), many of these innovative packages still end up in the garbage. To avoid this situation, many designers decided to develop the concept […]

Home-Grown Edible Packaging

Next time a company brags about their sustainable packaging, ask why they aren’t growing it themselves. Steelcase, a Michigan-based office furniture company, is doing exactly that as part of a partnership with packaging startup Ecovative. The plant-based packaging foam, set to roll out this month on Steelcase’s Currency line, is made up of agricultural byproducts […]