Eco Friendly Packaging for Juice Bars Pt1
Smoothie Cups, Juice Cups

Our goal is to ensure that vendors using plastic packaging will have switched over to future friendly alternatives by 2021. Today, we are focusing on Juice and Smoothie bars around the UK. We know that many vendors are still using plastic food & drink packaging, this is why we have introduced our environmentally friendly packaging range.

Our range consists of packaging options perfect for Juice & Smoothie Bars, including Biodegradable Smoothie Cups and Straws.

Products Available

Biodegradable Clear Cups

Biodegradable Smoothie Cup
PLA Biodegradable Smoothie Cup

Our Clear Cups are manufactured from Ingeo™ PLA Bioplastic, which is 100 percent commercially compostable and biodegradable. We have 5 sizes to choose from, 7oz, 9oz, 12oz, 16oz and 20oz! Lids are sold separately and are available in 2 styles, flat and domed.

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Biodegradable PLA Straws

eco friendly juice cups
12mm Green Biodegradable Straw

These biodegradable straws are also made from Ingeo™ PLA. We have two sizes available, 7mm and 12mm. We recommend 12mm straws for thicker drinks such as Smoothies.

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Napkins

Napkins - Takeaway Packaging
Green Napkin

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We can brand napkins with your artwork and logo. We print napkins with vegetable-based inks and can produce napkins in various shapes, sizes and colours, get in touch with us today to learn more about our napkin range.

Why not brand your packaging?

Branded Eco-Friendly Packaging – what could be better?!

Its always wise to brand your takeaway packaging, our customers find that simple things like adding your logo or even switching to products that incorporate your corporate colours can be an effective way to increase brand awareness and enhance your brands overall appeal.

Our talented design team have years in experience when it comes to branded food & drink packaging. We can assist you with your artwork, whether that be producing completely bespoke illustrations for your business or simply helping you chose where to place your logo. Learn more about our branding and design services here.

Like this blog? Read all about coffee shop packaging here, and be sure to check back for PT 2!

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Our New Biodegradable Straws
Biodegradable Straws Jumbo GREEN

Looking for an eco-friendly alternative to plastic straws? You’ve come to the right place! Allow us to introduce our new Biodegradable Straws

Biodegradable Straw 7mm
7mm Green Biodegradable Straw

We know that paper straws aren’t for everyone, or every drink! Our new PLA Biodegradable Straws have the physical appearance of plastic but are fully biodegradable and compostable.

They are made from Ingeo™ bioplastic, which has characteristics and performance tailored for cold drinking liquids. Ingeo™ has naturally advanced resins and a carbon footprint 80% lower than the fossil fuel-based polymers.
Ingeo™ Bioplastic emits fewer greenhouse gasses (GHGs) than the comparable manufacture of all common petrochemical-based plastics.

Features of Biodegradable straws

  • 100 percent Biodegradable & Commercially Compostable
  • Oil Free
  • 2 Sizes Available: 7mm and 12mm
  • Cold Drink Use Only
  • Sustainable Materials

Bulk Order? Choose your own colour!

We can produce these biodegradable straws for your business in any colour, get in touch with us if you are ordering large quantities.

These straws go hand in hand with our Biodegradable Smoothie Cups.

Biodegradable Smoothie Cups
Biodegradable Clear EcoCups

Features

  • 100 percent Biodegradable & Commercially Compostable
  • 5 Sizes Available: 7oz, 9oz, 12oz, 16oz, 20oz
  • Cold Drink Use Only
  • Flat & Dome Lids Available
  • Oil Free
  • Sustainable Resources

Talk to us today about PLA Biodegradable straws, you can call us on 01753 655 344, order online, send us an email on info@takeawaypackaging.co.uk or send us a message.

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Our 4 Simple Steps to a Greener Future
Takeaway Packaging - Ecoware

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

SOS Grab Bag

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

Compostable Cup - Cobbs Farm

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

Ecoware - Takeaway Packaging

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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COMPOSTABLE CUPS

BIODEGRADABLE STRAWS

PAPER BAGS

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The Right Straw for You: Pla Straws, Paper Straws & Curly Straws
PLA Straws

Takeaway Packaging are keen to get businesses to start using more compostable packaging, straws included! Straws are currently at the forefront of many discussions regarding single use plastics. We, as a manufacturer of takeaway packaging are responsible for ensuring that you all know about the future friendly alternatives available to you. Here are some options you can consider…

PLA Straws
PLA Smoothie Straw & Smoothie Cup

PLA STRAWS
PLA, short for ‘Polylactic Acid’ is made from a renewable resources, such as corn starch & sugar cane.

PROS
o Has the appearance of plastic
o Completely Biodegradable & compostable
o Made from renewable sources

CONS
o Cannot be branded… as of yet!
o Cannot be stored in wet conditions

Ppaer Straws
Paper Straws

PAPER STRAWS
Paper Straws are made from… paper

PROS
o Can be printed with food safe vegetable inks
o Vintage appearance, vibrant and colourful
o Completely biodegradable & compostable
o Great for use with children

CONS
o Will go soggy after a period of time
o Not suited for thick smoothies and milkshakes

Bella Italia Curly Straws
Bella Italia Curly Straw

CURLY STRAWS

Curly Straws are made from plastic, but they are not single use. They can be used time and time again.

PROS

o Curly Straws are reusable
o Great with the kids
o Can be branded with clip ons

CONS

o Made from plastic
o Can be expensive

 

Smoothie Cups
Smoothie Cups

NO STRAWS

PROS

o Cheaper

CONS

o Your customers are left without straws

 

By 2020, we aim to convert all our existing customers to biodegradable and compostable food and drink packaging. If you have any questions about switching to future friendly packaging, please talk to us. We have recently partnered with Ecoware and are delighted to be bringing their growing range of environmentally friendly food packaging to the UK.

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The Final Straw: Paper or Plastic?
Plastic Straws

JD Wetherspoon is just one of the latest chains to end the potential harm of using of plastic straws, as complaints about the environmental effect by staff and customers has led to a new way of thinking in respect of our environment. The pub chain is aiming to cut down plastic straw usage and will be using biodegradable paper straws in the New Year, across their 900 + branches.

It’s been reported that plastic straws can take up to 500 years to rot when dumped in landfill, the chain claims this will stop 70 million plastic straws entering landfill & the world’s oceans each year.

Takeaway Packaging fully support this approach to cutting down plastic wastage and encourage our customers to use an alternative product. This is why we produce both Paper Straws, suitable for disposable use, and Curly Straws, which can be reused time and time again.

Paper Straws

Our Paper Straws are 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.

5 Benefits of switching to these straws
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Cheaper
  • Biodegradable
  • Less Wastage
  • Sustainable Sources

Check out our Straws page for more information about the different styles of drinking straws we produce.

We offer stock options available for those who aren’t looking to brand their drinking straws, these are available in a variety of colours. Takeaway Packaging also produce a wide range of compostable & recyclable takeaway food packaging and street food packaging supplies, please get in touch with us to find out more.