sustainable packaging

05
MAR
2015

Are Bioplastics the Packaging Solution We’re Looking for?

Scientists are working hard to design a more eco-friendly and sustainable material for packaging. While cardboard or paperboard, and many types of plastics are recycled in high percentages, there is still a lot of waste. The growth of bioplastics will add to the question of... Read More →
21
MAY
2014

Spinning Wheat into Packaging Gold

Only in fairy tales is straw ever spun into gold. In truth wheat straw is pure carbon and it’s difficult to use it for anything. So farmers are stuck with a lot of it every year after harvest.  But what to do with it? Typically straw of any kind is used to line livestock pens.... Read More →
02
MAY
2013

Paper Based Packaging is the Right Way to Go

Paper – More Abundant, Less Expensive and Eco-Friendly Canada has plenty of oil to make plastic products, steel to make fixtures, however we have an abundance of forests and recycled paper waste to make paper-based packaging products.  The beauty of paper-based packaging... Read More →
17
SEP
2012

Sustainable Packaging – Now it’s Sexy

Sexy, eco-friendly packaging is a real possibility. The words recyclable, earth-friendly, green, and eco might make us yawn but designers are generating some fresh new styles spawned by sustainability. There are new designs and functional forms spawned from sustainable materials... Read More →