Material: Biodegradable Polymers

PluumoPlus Thermal & Insulation

Feather Packed Thermal Insulation – PluumoPlus feather packed packaging is the first sustainable insulation and thermal packaging solution. Feathers are made of keratin, a protein that is both chemically resistant and physically strong. Their microscopic, hollow structure makes them some of the lightest natural fibers and excellent thermal insulators. As a response to combating plastic in the cold chain[...]

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Packnatur® Organic Wineglass Labels

Beechwood Organic Labels – The Packnatur® Organic Wineglass Labels are made from a durable and waterproof composite film, which is free from petrochemicals and resistant to tearing. These labels are created by combining cellulose paper with materials that are either biogenic or mineral in nature. No thermal paper is used, rather thermal transfer printing using carbon ribbon. Furthermore,[...]

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Vegemat, Vegetop, Vegecap

– – Vegeplast delivers the bioplastic, Vegemat, which is metal, oil, and GMO free while being composed of cereals, vegetables, and other natural components. With the aim to tackle plastic waste and pollution, Vegemat is designed to be biodegradable and compostable. The material itself comes in capsule form and can be applied to numerous forms[...]

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LÜ® Compostable Films

Certified and Ready to Compost Film – LÜ-C® and LÜ-K® feature a 3-layer design enhancing barrier capabilities, sealing efficiency, and overall durability, while offering two unique aesthetics to align with diverse marketing preferences. LÜ-C® boasts a sleek metallic finish, while LÜ-K® presents a rustic, earth-inspired appearance. LÜ-E combines a natural kraft exterior with a metallic inner lining, outperforming standard 2-layer PLA-based[...]

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Blue Carbon Straw

A Fully Compostable Seaweed Based Straw – Blue Carbon refers to the carbon that has been absorbed in the ocean. The world’s ocean absorbs around 30% of the planet’s carbon emissions. Loliware’s straw offers consumers a plastic-like but plastic-free alternative to traditional plastic straws. The compostable innovation is made of seaweed, is compostable, and absolutely environmentally friendly. It also represents an[...]

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AIRplus® Bio Home Compostable

Compostable Protective Shipping Air Cushions – Air cushions crafted from Storopack’s AIRplus® Bio Home Compostable film are both partially bio-based and compostable and incorporates a portion of renewable starch. They are suited for protecting light to medium-weight products within boxes during transportation. The cushions are certified for home composting, ensuring complete degradation into natural, non-toxic resources in both private and[...]

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GoneShells

Edible Packaging Inspired By Fruit – GoneShells is an innovative biodegradable material that challenges how food packaging can be designed. Packaging solutions today are often made to last years, while the food inside can go bad after days or weeks. Taking cues from nature’s protective fruit skins, GoneShell is a material designed to decompose quickly and harmonize with its contents,[...]

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Xampla

The First Drop-In Plastic Replacement Material – Xampla has developed innovative, sustainable materials that serve as high-performance alternatives to traditional plastics. These materials, produced from natural feedstocks, completely biodegrade in marine and soil environments, addressing the issue of plastic pollution. Xampla aims to combat plastic pollution by providing like-for-like plastic replacements in the natural polymers industry. They have developed industry shifting[...]

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Meal Bag

Corn starch edible packaging – Packaging as part of the food chain instead of waste – based on this idea, product designer Amelie Graf has developed a concept to reduce packaging waste. The result is Meal Bag – an edible food packaging. In this way, the designer wants to contribute to a rethinking of the way we deal with[...]

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Dissolvable Noodle Packaging

Edible Packaging Film For Pasta – Instant ramen noodles – the epitome of student food. The quick meal was also a regular fixture on the menu of Holly Grounds, who studied product design in London. Confronted with the mountains of waste and the environmental impact of the delicious snack’s packaging, however, the environmentally conscious Grounds faced an immense imbalance: In[...]

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Conscious Chocolate

Complete Compostable Chocolate Packaging – After a year of development, British chocolate manufacturer Conscious Chocolate succeeded in using compostable and recyclable packaging for its (exclusively vegan) chocolate products. The packaging solution of the Conscious Chocolate bar realized with the manufacturer Qualvis is plastic-free, recyclable, biodegradable and home compostable. The cardboard cover is fully recyclable according to standard EN 13430[...]

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Waitrose

Compostable convenience food packaging – British food retailer Waitrose is replacing the black plastic packaging of its ready meals with compostable trays made from an innovative fiber material. The new type of shell is 10% lighter and releases 50% less CO2 in production than its plastic counterpart. The novel material is designed to be heated in the oven or[...]

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