Bamboo is an eco-wonder in the sustainability world. As one of the most abundant plant species on earth, it’s extremely fast growing and can be harvested every four to five years. This makes the material inexpensive and sustainable.
Bamboo is a hardy product that doesn’t require pesticides and herbicides to grow. 100% bio-degradable and eco-friendly, it has anti-bacterial properties and is naturally water resistant, making it the ideal choice for food packaging. Strong and sturdy with a natural, woody colour and smooth texture, bamboo is perfect for disposable bowls, plates, knives and forks. > SHOP BAMBOO PRODUCTS
Mango Wood comes from, you guessed it, mango trees - native to Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Once the trees stop bearing delicious fruit, they are cut down and turned into a sustainable source of timber. This makes them an extra source of income for farmers. As the trees are fast growing, popular and yield large quantities of wood, they’re also a cost-efficient and sustainable way to save the earth.
In terms of appearance, Mango Wood is diverse and can feature many different colourations that range from deep browns to greens and even pinks. The wood is a show stopper in the food packaging industry. It can be used as a stunning centrepiece bowl, plate or serving board. Food grade safe and FDA approved, there is nothing not to love about this amazing product. > SHOP MANGO WOOD PRODUCTS
Of all the food-packaging products, Sugarcane has the least environmental impact. It takes one year to regrow, and can be harvested quicker than most commercial woods, making it highly affordable. ‘Bagasse’ is the name of the dry, pulpy waste fibre left after sugarcane has been pressed for its juice.
Bagasse creates packaging that is smooth and creamy in texture – almost paper like. It holds its shape, is oil proof, water resistant, fridge, freezer and microwave safe (up to 220°C). It's heat resistant (up to 100°C) and is breathable as a result (your food won’t sweat). The product is also 100% renewable and compostable - perfect for takeaway boxes, containers, disposable plates, bowls and serviettes. > SHOP SUGAR CANE PRODUCTS
Did you know, on average we use plastic bags for only 12 minutes, yet they can take 500 years to break down? Introducing Bioplastics. Made from natural materials such as corn starch, it looks indistinguishable from petroleum-based plastics; however, it saves two thirds of the energy needed.
Unlike traditional plastics or even biodegradable plastics, Bioplastics do not produce a net increase in carbon dioxide gas when they degrade. We like Inego’s Polylactide Acid (PLA), because its carbon footprint is 75% lower than traditional plastics, it's recyclable, compostable and can be cleanly incinerated - despite having the look and feel of conventional plastic. Available to be used in cups, lids, cutlery, straws and containers, Bioplastics offer consumers a more responsible choice when buying everyday items. > SHOP BIOPLASTICS PRODUCTS
Melamine is a material that’s fast becoming a leader in the hospitality industry. It's break-resistant, even against hard surfaces. It's also tough against chipping, scratching or staining. This makes it the ideal choice for large scale, repeat catering operations e.g. on boats.
Melamine's weight can be modified, with heavier items just as durable as their lighter counterparts. It can also take on almost any preferred pattern or colour. Lightweight, durable, and adaptable - melamine is the option for large sets of dinnerware, statement table pieces or break-resistant glassware. > SHOP MELAMINE PRODUCTS
Polylactic Acid or ‘PLA’ is a green technology that uses renewable resources, such as corn starch and sugar cane, as a substitute for petroleum-based plastics. It has a temperature resistance of between -20º to 50ºC, making it suitable for hot food containers, although it is not appropriate for hot liquids.
In the proper environment, PLA degrades naturally over time. This makes PLA an environmentally responsible choice for plastic packaging requirements. Rigid and durable, polished and professional, PLA is a beautiful testament to the power of bio technology. > SHOP POLYLACTIC ACID (PLA) PRODUCTS
Plastarch or PSM is a renewable, thermoplastic resin composed of starch and several other biodegradable materials. The starch in PSM is modified to be heat-resistant. This makes PSM one of the few bioplastics able to withstand high temperatures. It's also moisture absorbent.
In addition to being biodegradable, PSM can be safely incinerated and used as a fertiliser. Relatively inexpensive, though slightly more costly than traditional sources, PSM is a highly versatile food packaging material. > SHOP PLASTARCH (PSM) PRODUCTS
PET stands for Polyethylene Terephthalate, the world’s most widely used recycled plastic. PET is best known as the transparent plastic used for water and soft drink containers, that contains a #1 stamp on the bottom surrounded by a triangle.
PET is safe, strong, non-toxic, lightweight and flexible. It's 100% recyclable and can be re-recycled perpetually. Customers choose PET products for its recognisable eco-label. Businesses choose it because it’s a versatile plastic substitute that customers love. Useful for utensils, containers and cups – it’s a great plastic substitute. > SHOP POLYTHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE (PET) PRODUCTS