Beyond waste with plant polymers
You’re wasting your time, is a common response to suggestions that we might advocate for less harmful ways to package products such as food on supermarket shelves. While we get bogged down in negative self-talk others are getting on with doing what’s necessary to reduce human impacts on nature. One of these is Plantic,Technologies. The company makes plastic from plant polymers that do the job of petroleum based plastics but break down in a commercial compost situation; not being a persistent material that lasts for years.
Look for products packaged in these plant polymer plastics. Other alternatives include stiffened cardboard packaging from corn starch or sugar cane fibre.