When waste is processed into packaging

Oct 23, 2015 | written by:

The food industry is committed to environment sustainability, from the production to the sale stage. The goal of some big brands is to limit their ecological mark by reducing consumptions, pollutant emissions, waste production and designing completely innovative packaging.

Tesco and Waitrose, two famous British grocery chains, launched upcycled packages to reduce the glut of waste. Beginning this month, Tesco customers have the opportunity to buy products in recycled and resistant plastic bags, made from the scrap of the holding itself. The garbage is collected, sorted and transformed into single-use carrier bags.

At the same time Waitrose has created a new packaging for eggs that is expected to save 77 tonnes of wood per year. The modern green-colored packaging is composed of half ryegrass (a grass plant) and half recycled paper.

The containers, 100% reusable, have the same form and functionality as standard boxes but use 60% less water during production and generate 10% less CO2 in comparison. The result? 'Green' products, easy to dump and with low environmental impact.

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