As the strain on the earth’s resources continues to increase, it is crucial that we become solution focused and continue to find ways to utilize the renewable materials that more and more consumers are demanding.
Unfortunately, there are far too many examples of poorly designed packaging in today’s market. The worst culprits are the ones manufactured with mixed materials such as transparent plastic windows glued to paperboard which make the packaging impossible to recycle. Others are blatantly packed with too many layers and substrates. In some cases, the overall weight of the package is heavier than the content itself. Who really needs multi-packed fruits or vegetables with plastic trays and film or a single banana packed in a plastic pouch? The banana itself represents the best packaging in the world—the skin protects and preserves the contents, the act of peeling represents the optimum opening experience and it’s 100 percent biodegradable.