Material: Compostable Polymers

AIRplus® Bio Home Compostable

Compostable Protective Shipping Air Cushions – The air cushions crafted from Storopack’s AIRplus® Bio Home Compostable film are an environmentally conscious packaging choice. The bioplastic is both partially bio-based and compostable and incorporates a portion of renewable starch. These organic film air cushions are suited for safeguarding light to medium-weight products within boxes during transportation. AIRplus® Bio Home Compostable cushions[...]

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Meals Without the Packaging – “NakedPak is a series of bare food dishes without any packaging.Each dish contains all the spices and flavors needed to be entirely prepared. The dish is rinsed in the sink, cooked in boiling water, and eaten! Just like an apple which is sold in bulk, exposed to dirt, carried in a bag, and rinsed[...]

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The 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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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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Natural film made from renewable raw materials – It may be amazing, but the foil in which the VIVANI chocolates are packaged is actually not plastic – although it looks the same. This is a NatureFlex™ film made from renewable raw materials, more precisely cellulose from sustainably controlled cultivation. A real packaging innovation that offers higher aroma protection than conventional plastic film[...]

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Customized outer packaging – The PAPACKS company wants to contribute to a packaging world without plastic as a developer, manufacturer and initiator of innovative raw materials, coatings and climate-neutral packaging and product solutions. The aim of the product solution, which is individually tailored to the application, is to ensure that the raw materials used for production can be[...]

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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[...]

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Plant-based compostable foodservice packaging. – Vegware manufactures compostable food packaging from plant-based raw materials, offering a durable and stable product alternative to petroleum-based disposables. Vegware is sold in 70 countries, with distribution throughout Europe, the Middle East, South America and the Caribbean, and operational bases in the UK, US, Hong Kong and Australia. Among other things, the company helps[...]

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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[...]

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Chitosan Bioplastics

Material from shrimp shells – The biodegradable material “Chitosan Bioplastics” was created as a research project by Paul Kheem and Ronny Haberer. In order to reduce global marine pollution, they use the chitin found in shrimp shells to develop a plastic alternative from it. Acetylation of the biopolymer yields chitosan, which, as a bioplastic, is the starting point of[...]

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Shellworks Vivomer

Bioplastic From Lobster Shells – Shellworks makes a sustainable bioplastic from discarded lobster shells. Four designers, Ed Jones, Insiya Jafferjee, Amir Afshar and Andrew Edwards of the Royal College of Art and Imperial College, developed several machines that produce the paper-like material from marine debris. The chitin contained in the shells is a fibrous biopolymer, which is obtained by[...]

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