While the ban on plastic bags and the push towards bringing personal reusable grocery bags for grocery shopping has reduced the use of plastic, plastic is still very commonly used to package food items. With that in mind, companies are switching to sustainable packaging by using compostable packaging or utilizing recycled materials for packaging. Adapting this practice is extremely important and will drastically reduce at least one source of constant demand for plastic. These featured food companies are working on new packaging alternatives to plastic and creative ways and methods to package food products with more eco-friendly material to keep the environment in mind.
Fully Cycle replaces traditional “take-make-dispose” consumption cycles with a superior Circular Economy solution. Its circular approach improves waste profitability, enables regenerative upcycling of compostable material and gives consumers a choice in sustainable packaging material.
Cambridge Crops is a team of scientists located in Massachusetts which aim to increase the shelf lives of food products as well as reach new markets and reduce waste. Cambridge Crops main goals are to minimize global food waste, limit greenhouse gas emissions and water waste caused by the food supply chain, and to reduce the resilience on non-biodegradable plastic packaging.
At Hazel Tech, we are passionate about saving food and resources. We are dedicated to solving the problem of food waste in an eco-friendly and sustainable manner. Hazel’s® 1-MCP technology conditions the storage atmosphere to reduce respiration rate & increase resistance to ethylene.