Food Companies Go Green With Eco-Friendly Packaging
Many food companies are transitioning to eco-friendly packaging as a way to preserve the environment and to appeal to environmentally conscious customers. The options available in eco-friendly packaging and the benefits companies can reap by going green make it an easy, smart transition.
Types of eco-friendly packaging:
- Plastics or bio-plastics made from corn, potato or other annually renewable sources that are compostable and biodegradable
- Bio-compostable plastic and paper products, which disintegrate and biodegrade completely and safely when composted in a municipal or commercial facility
- Bio-degradable materials that decompose, usually by bacteria or sunlight, into original organic components within a reasonably short period of time
- Recycled content — materials that have been recovered or diverted from the solid waste stream. Most plastics (PETs, PEs) are classified as recycled content.
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