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When creativity meets design: the latest innovations in eco-friendly packaging

Plastic is everywhere around us. In our homes, cars, the environment, the ocean. It’s harmful to wildlife, it is not biodegradable, and releases toxins into the air.


We can all do our part to decrease future plastic use. It can be as small as not using plastic straws, using reusable bags, and avoiding plastic packaging. It can be as large as the innovations created by those who dedicate themselves to developing plastic alternatives.



Check out these 8 companies tackling plastic waste.


The Shellworks


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Truly Compostable- Designed to degrade and won’t leave behind any microplastics. At the end of life, microbes abundant in soil and marine environments consume the material.



Ecovative- Mushroom Packaging


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Mushroom® Packaging is a high-performing sustainable packaging solution grown from the roots of mushrooms, called mycelium. Mushroom® Packaging is an alternative for the plastic foams used in protective packaging, but our packaging is home-compostable in 45 days



Evoware



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Evoware is a sustainable packaging company creating a world without plastic pollution. They focus on raising awareness to educate people around single use plastic issues and consumption. With vast variety of renewable resources and alternative materials (i.e., cassava, rice, sugarcane bagasse, birch wood, bamboo, seaweed) they are striving to provide innovative solutions to make a world without plastic pollution.



Ecoenclose



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Your one stop shop for eco-friendly shipping solutions. They offer sustainable packaging - recycled, recyclable and naturally biodegradable packaging to ensure you can be proud of how you ship. Their solutions include poly mailers, paper mailers, shipping boxes, void fill and shipping accessories - all of which meet our rigorous standards for sustainable packaging.



Notpla Sachets



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A plastic-free solution to wasteful sauce pots and condiment sachets. Notpla sachets are made from seaweed, and can encapsulate a wide range of sauces, salad dressings and condiments. Developed with the takeaway industry in mind, our sachets made with Notpla technology range from 10-60ml. They are 100% biodegradable and can be composted with the rest of your food waste.



Biolive



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Biolive, aiming to overcome these problems and fill the gaps in bio-plastic industry, is a biotechnology enterprise that designs and develops the production process of bio-based plastics, and produces and provides bio-based granules using olive seeds. Bio-Pura, which is biodegradable, does not contain carcinogens and toxic substances, offers differentiated raw material alternatives that you can make a difference in our sector by offering the ideal solutions for your industry and special applications.



Marinatex



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A home compostable alternative to plastic film. From bags to single-use packaging, MarinaTex has a variety of different applications. The transparent film is well suited for packaging and will biodegrade in a soil environment. The organic formula does not leach harmful chemicals and can be consumed, causing no harm to wildlife or humans.


Restore



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Foodware that finally works, for people and the planet. Regenerative foodware made with AirCarbon® Made from AirCarbon, also known as PHB, a material made in every ecosystem on Earth.