All posts for Topic “Upcycling”

Styrofoam® Ccycled™ coolers

– – Fish boxes made of expandable polystyrene (EPS) – also known as Styropor® – are an important packaging product that optimally protect the product during transport and ensure the cold chain. With its Styropor® Ccycled™ material, BASF provides the basic material for a more sustainable alternative to conventional boxes made purely from virgin plastic.[...]

Learn more

CoffeeCup Paper

Graphic paper from disposable cups – Innovative upcycling saves paper fiber in disposable cups. According to the Federal Environment Agency, 2.8 billion disposable cups are consumed annually in Germany alone, mostly plastic-coated paper cups that currently end up in the trash because they cannot be recycled in a proportionate and economical way. The cups are made of a composite of[...]

Learn more

Fiber Thermoforming

Customized packaging from natural fibers – Molded fiber sustainable packaging solutions have many advantages. They provide optimal product protection, are shock absorbent, resistant, volume reducing and biodegradable. By recycling waste paper or using renewable raw materials, their carbon footprint is small. Furthermore, an individual product design up to complex packaging forms can be realized, which can be refined in many[...]

Learn more

CheerProject

Organic Composite-
material from pine needles
– The ‘Cheer Project’ is pine needle research that developed the abundant, mostly unwanted material into a 100% bio-based, recyclable and compostable bio-composite material. Through a holistic approach, the Cheer Project’s production process unleashes the dormant potential of pine needles while empowering local communities by creating livelihood opportunities for them. The raw material is sourced[...]

Learn more

Zero economy meal tray

Packaging concept for flight catering – As part of the research project “Get Onboard: Reduce. Reuse. Rethink.” developed solutions for the waste generated by air travel – as much as 5.7 million tons of cabin waste per year. The results of the agency, which specializes in the transport sector, were presented in 2019. The solutions developed focus on in-flight catering.[...]

Learn more

UnPlastic

Compostable packaging from beer production residues – Outlander Materials has developed plastic-free packaging from brewery surplus that is edible and compostable. By using food industry scraps, Outlander Materials does not rely on virgin materials, making UnPlastic an extremely environmentally friendly product. UnPlastic is designed as an alternative to single-use plastic, for example, disposable packaging for convenience items such as cookies and[...]

Learn more

Trebodur

Secondary packaging from spent grains – TREBODUR is produced exclusively from spent grains, a waste product of beer production. The proteins contained bind the brewing residues to form a homogeneous woody material. Therefore, it is ideal for short-lived products, such as disposable packaging, which can be composted very well (even in home composting systems). The proteins contained in the residues[...]

Learn more

Bio-Packaging

Compostable To-Go Items – The Austrian online store offers over 1,000 different compostable items for on-the-go catering – from cutlery, bowls, cups, plates and many other products made from palm leaf, sugar cane, cardboard and wood to organic waste bags and organic carrier bags. The product range from the production of international specialists is also available in smaller[...]

Learn more

packVerde

Sustainable to-go and shipping packaging – The packVerde store offers more than 2,000 articles from the segments to-go disposable packaging and transport/ shipping packaging. All packaging offered is made from renewable raw materials such as wood, paper, bamboo, sugar cane or hemp. Since these are single-materials, they can be disposed of or recycled in a particularly environmentally friendly manner. #ecological[...]

Learn more

BioMass Packaging

Trade for environmentally friendly take-away packaging – The American company BioMass Packaging specializes in the distribution of environmentally friendly take-away packaging. These consist of both palm leaves, PLA, fruit pulp or recycled paper. In addition to menu boxes, BioMassPackaging offers cutlery sets, bags and cups. #ecofoodpackaging #takeawaypackaging #sustainabletakeaway #recycle Product Name: BioMass PackagingManufacturer: BioMass Packaging® Project status: Concept // Prototype //[...]

Learn more

MILK MaterialLab BioMass Packaging MILK-MaterialLab-BioMass-Packaging-3

Grounded Packaging

Sustainable packaging solutions – Grounded Packaging is a Sydney-based company that produces sustainable packaging solutions for food and consumer products. The compostable envelopes, films and vacuum and stand-up pouches are made from potato, corn or rice starch. Remnants of manio root further strengthen the material. Fast-growing eucalyptus trees are used as the starting point for the biodegradable packaging[...]

Learn more

MILK MaterialLab GroundedPackaging

E6PR

Compostable can ring – The E6PR™ is an innovative six-pack ring that replaces traditional plastic rings on can multipacks. The ring, made from by-product waste and other compostable materials, decomposes within a few days or weeks, depending on its environment. The start-up was created by the merger of several companies that want to put an end to environmental[...]

Learn more

MILK MaterialLab 46PackRings E6PR