We are very aware of the overwhelming need to use and produce sustainable and environmentally friendly food packaging. Here’s our top 4 solutions to environmentally friendly packaging.
BAGS – SWITCH TO PAPER & PLA
Paper bags – Just as handy as plastic bags, only these bags are fully recyclable! Available in a range of styles and sizes, we can even brand them with vegetable based inks.
COFFEE CUPS – COMPOSTABLE & RECYCLABLE
PLA Cups – The compostable cup is without doubt the perfect choice for environmentally conscious brands. Compostable paper coffee cups can be manufactured in either single or double wall and are lined with PLA, meaning that they are completely compostable/recyclable.
It is often thought that standard paper coffee cups can be recycled, but due to their PE lining, this is not the case, in fact they can only be recycled by specialized facilities.
STRAWS – PLA IS BEST
Paper Straws – Fully compostable & biodegradable, these straws can be branded with your artwork, and will be made in your desired sizes, colours and quantity. We print paper straws with food safe vegetable inks.
Curly Straws – Our Curly Straws are reusable and can incorporate a clip-on accessory for branding purposes, these are ideal for use with children as they can collect the clip-ons and take the straws home.
PLA Straws – PLA, short for ‘Polylactic Acid’ is made from renewable resources, such as corn starch & sugar cane. These straws are fully biodegradable and have the appearance of plastic.
RESTRICTION IS THE BEST POLICY – KNOW YOUR LIMITS
Follow in the footsteps of major chains like Wetherspoons and implement a policy on your packaging! This pub chain has introduced a new policy to cut down plastic straw usage, they will now only give straws out if requested. It’s an excellent idea!
Not only will this cut down overall usage by a major chunk – it will also save you a few pennies!
Environmental consultants Eunomia have estimated that leading supermarket chains are a major contributor to this issue – producing more than 800,000 tonnes each year! Let’s do something about it. #TakeawayPackagingForChange
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Read about our partnership with Ecoware.