SEVEN SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS EVERY DESIGNER SHOULD KNOW
2. Corn, potatoes and sugarcane bioplastics
Bioplastics made from renewable resources like corn, potatoes and sugarcane take 68% less oil to make PLA, making plant-based biopolymers an eco-friendly plastic replacer. In addition, these biopolymers are being produced by a wide range of companies and are designed to span packaging uses that range from flexible films, food serviceware, to thermoformed and form/fill/seal packaging.
A great example is Paperfoam. This industrial starch based solution is an ultra light, hassle-free, responsible and eco-friendly solution for manufacturers and consumers. In addition, they prove that packaging can be as green as it gets and still look luxurious.