Plant-based biodegradable packaging

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Print date: 21 November 2021 07:53

Description of the innovative solution

Food design Packaging Waste

Natural biomass biodegradable packaging for food items will replace plastic, which takes years to decompose, by using natural materials instead. Biomass biodegradable packaging can come from all sorts of natural materials. Corn stover, rice hulls, and sugarcane bagasse have all been used to create synthetic polymers for packaging usages. By using biomass biodegradable packaging, a large reduction in single use plastic would occur. The biomass biodegradable packaging options all decompose, generally, within a year after their use. The implications of cutting out materials that take hundreds of years to decompose are widespread and deep.

Supply chain segment

Processing and packaging

Maturity level

Moving to scale

Criteria

Climate mitigation Reducing pollution

SDG target

SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production SDG 15: Life on Land

Context

Urban Peri-urban Rural Marine/Coastal

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CPG Company Launches Plant-Based Recyclable PET Packaging
Business case
Review of plant based biodegradable packaging from company Good Natured; discusses how they must meet guidelines from certain overarching organizations like BPF (british plastics federation)
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Bioplastic market in South America
Report
Brazil, Argentina and Mexico have the raw materials for bioplastics to exponentially grow with high potential in the markets
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