Green Alternatives to Plastic Single Use Packaging

eco-friendly restaurant bowl

Traditional single use plastics are a concern for the food industry since we have a better understanding of how they affect the environment. PacknWood is working hard to find new alternatives to plastic packaging and make it available at reasonable prices. Your company can use these green alternatives to plastic single use packaging to seamlessly switch from plastic packaging to environmentally-friendly options. Here are a few of your green single use packaging options.

Brown Kraft Soup Cup With Kraft Paper Vented Lid

When made responsibly, Kraft paper can be a better option for single use packaging. Kraft paper is made using methods that reduce CO2 emissions. PacknWood partners with other environmental protection companies and agencies to measure its carbon footprint and reduce it. Our Brown Kraft Soup Cup With Kraft Paper Vented Lid (SKU 210SOUPCOK32) is carbon neutral, meaning it saves carbon as much as it creates it.

Kraft paper soup cups also have a natural finish that does not rely on harsh chemicals like bleach for a bright white appearance. Kraft paper products are sturdy, so customers do not have to worry about spills. These cups come with vented lids, which makes them easier to remove even when filled to the top. Your customers will enjoy not having to struggle to open the food containers while also knowing that your food stays in place because the lids are secure.

“Bio ‘n’ Chic” – Rectangular Sugarcane Tray

Sugarcane is growing in popularity as an alternative to plastic. At PacknWood, we use it in a variety of products including our “Bio ‘n’ Chic” line. Our “Bio ‘n’ Chic” – Rectangular Sugarcane Trays (SKU 210BCHIC3915) are environmentally friendly while providing the same quality and properties of plastic. These trays are durable and won’t flex, so you don’t have to worry about breaks or spills. Even though they are made of sugarcane, they are just as good as any plastic single use item.

Sugarcane is biodegradable, meaning that it will break down in a landfill. This is better than plastic since most plastics stay in landfills indefinitely. PacknWood also has sugarcane products that are reusable, like bowls and catering trays, and so that you can expand the number of sugarcane products that you use to replace plastics.

Rectangular Wood Box 

If you want an alternative to plastic with a rich history and that people can relate to, choose wood single use products. PacknWood’s wood single use products fill a variety of roles including boxes and trays. Our Rectangular Wood Box (SKU 210BBOITE11) is a good option for delivering steamed foods or as a general takeout box.

Wood products have a distinct advantage over plastic since they are biodegradable. While they are designed for single use, some customers may want to keep them and reuse them. Wood boxes have a feel and presence that customers can relate to. It adds another layer to your presentation and can make a meal more memorable since most meals do not come in wood boxes.

Switching to eco-friendly single use packaging is easy when you partner with PacknWood. Give us a call at (201) 604-3840, or send a message to our 24-hour chat line. We can help you find ways of incorporating eco-friendly single use items into your services. 

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