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Paper ice container – “If I’m already trying to reduce my plastic consumption as an individual consumer, why wouldn’t I be realistic and remove the millions of plastic containers that I have some control over from the equation?” said co-founder and CEO of U.S. ice cream brand Gelato Fiasco, Joshua Davis. No sooner said than done! Now, the[...]

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Renewable ice cream carton – Plant-based packaging solutions provider Evergreen Packaging is helping Oatly Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert extend its commitment to sustainability and responsible sourcing with the renewable Sentinel™ ice cream carton. This is an environmentally friendly paper-based packaging that is coated with a renewable coating. Sugarcane-based polyethylene was used for this, making the board completely renewable because both[...]

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Deposit packaging for mass products – Recycling is a failing industry. A look back to the early 1960s: a revolutionary trend is taking over the United States: Plastic. For American families, a third of whom still get their milk from the milkman, plastic is a miracle package. It is lighter than glass and does not break. Unlike cardboard boxes, it[...]

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Edible spoons – Kulero – that’s how the word “spoon” translates in Esperanto, the language of art, and that’s also the name of the sustainable company that wants to make the usual disposable spoon of on-the-go gastronomy for ice cream or soup superfluous with edible spoons made from 100% natural ingredients. The basis of the dinner and[...]

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Straw insulating packaging – The Landbox® is an alternative to conventional polystyrene packaging made of straw. Annually, a large amount of the agricultural by-product remains unused, as both human and animal needs have been fully met. Landpack uses 1,500 tons of straw per year to press it using thermal processes with steam and pressure. The stalks are preserved[...]

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Wool Insulation Packing – Woolcool’s Insulated Food Delivery Box Sets are environmentally friendly boxes with built-in wool insulation. Fleece inserts, which are filled with 100% wool, ensure a constant temperature inside the sturdy box. Available in six different sizes, Woolcool Packagings can be reused or recycled after use. They are suitable for foods such as meat, cheese, chocolate[...]

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Edible drinking cups – Stephen and Jamie, a father-son duo from New Zealand, founded Twiice to produce edible drinking cups. The handmade and additive-free cups can be consumed after their use, avoiding any packaging waste. They are made from wheat flour, sugar, and egg and vanilla essence, making them an edible alternative to traditional plastic cups. Twiice is[...]

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Sustainable packaging solutions – The Lower Saxony-based company Bio4Pack sells sustainable packaging solutions that can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. The laminated films consist largely of renewable raw materials and can be composted according to DIN Cerco. They can be printed in many colors and are suitable for dry foods such as pasta or cereals.[...]

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Wheat Bran Disposable Tableware – Growing up in a family that had already been running a mill for decades, Jerzy Wysocki decided to give the residual product of grain milling, wheat bran, a use. He developed a natural material from the grain shell and a small amount of water, which is suitable for use as disposable tableware by hot[...]

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Sustainable thermal packaging – Since traditional Styrofoam containers are not biodegradable, Vericool® has developed various thermal designs that keep the contents at constant temperatures. The compostable insulation, consisting of renewable and already consumed materials, can be disposed of in the household compost after a long period of use, thus preventing ecological pollution. Vericool® is particularly suitable for transporting[...]

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Sustainable ice cream spooning – With its cookie-like ingredients, the edible ice cream spoon “Spoonie” is not only a tastier but also a more environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional plastic spoon. Sturdy and chocolaty spoon lasts an hour in ice cream or desserts before dissolving. The secret ingredient is not the usual chocolate, but the fibers of the[...]

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