Innovative sustainable packaging gets launched using pineapple leaves
Non-recyclable plastic is one of the major contributors of ocean pollution and also adds up 50% of the plastic waste problem. Packaging companies are introducing packaging solutions that are eco-friendly and sustainable. Recently, an innovative packaging solution-Sprout was launched that aims to contribute to the growth of local plants.
Sprout’s plantable feature ensures that its life does not end right after consumption; its purpose continuously changes before, during, and after use. The unique product encourages circular economy as well as sustainable design. Each seed was selected after intense research to pick those that are non-invasive and would be seamlessly embedded in the Pinyapel material.
Pinyapel is a specialty paper made of discarded pineapple leaves and was the result of an initiative led by the Design Center of the Philippines to give local communities and resources a boost. Mangulabnan ensures proper composting and planting is possible by using organic soy ink for the printing as well as an edible starch wrapper to further protect the food item inside the package.