Most take-away coffees come in a cup made from carton board. They are renewable, recyclable, and can also be biodegradable. Next time you buy a coffee to go, ask if you can also get a non-plastic lid. The renewable fibre-based lid will soon be all around, hopefully even in a coffee shop near you.
Want a straw for your drink? Choose one that is renewable, recyclable and biodegradable. Traditional plastic straws can be replaced with renewable ones, based on biocomposite material made of wood and natural binders.
Renewable and recyclable paperboard trays make an eco-friendly alternative to plastic or foil trays, when you need to have your food from freezer via oven to table. In the future, even the transparent film on top of the trays can be made from micro-fibrillated cellulose (MFC) to replace plastic.
Did you know that dissolving pulp, made from wood, can be turned into textiles? It’s a renewable and recyclable raw material for textiles such as clothing, home textiles and nonwovens, replacing materials like cotton or oil-based polyester.
What do you think about when you hear “environmentally friendly packaging"? In this episode of our podcast, we have a look at the results from a recent study of how consumers perceive liquid packaging.
Do single-use disposable items have a future at all? Listen to our latest episode of Renewable Future where we take a look at three items in particular; the disposable bag, cup and straw.
Consumers want to make the right environmental choices when they go shopping but how exactly do you go about it?
E-commerce is taking off in a big way. But is it more environmentally friendly than doing your shopping in the store?
How do we compare the carbon footprint of a plane trip to the carbon footprint of the food we buy? Can we really live in a carbon neutral way?
What can retailers do to make the shopping experience more renewable? Consumers today want to do the right thing and retailers need to be one step ahead.