The upsurge in businesses trying to reduce their use of plastic has inspired a huge increase in new eco-friendly alternatives on the market, including biodegradable containers and recycled agricultural waste. Here are a few eco-friendly packaging alternatives to get you thinking.
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Food packaging from Britons eating ‘lunch on the go’ generates 11 billion items of packaging waste per year
Recent surveys have revealed that as more of us Brits eat our lunch on the go, the amount of packaging waste produced as a result has reached a staggering 11 billion items a year, most of which is not recycled.
We’re heading back to Berlin this month for the industry’s most talked-about exhibition for fresh produce – Fruit Logistica!
Christmas is perhaps the biggest and most celebrated event of the year, with lots of gift buying, wrapping, decorating and event hosting taking place. Invariably, all this ‘celebration’ has a significant environmental impact.
Aldi, Germany, has introduced new packaging for their range of fresh meat, which will save more than half of the plastic and CO2 it currently uses.
Retailers and product manufacturers are turning to biodegradable plastic, a material that can decompose naturally once exposed to the right environment, in a bid to reduce their impact on the planet. We take a look why.
In an effort to upload their ‘green’ packaging pledges, more and more retailers and manufacturers are researching sustainable packaging solutions for their products, exploring options like recyclable, biodegradable and biocompostable materials. But what do they actually mean and which is best?