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July 26, 2023

From Plastic to Paper: Pioneering A Greener Future with Eco-Friendly Food Packaging

In an era where environmental consciousness is at the forefront of global concerns, the search for sustainable alternatives to everyday products has become more pressing than ever. One critical area that demands attention is food packaging, particularly the shift from plastic to eco-friendly options, namely paper packaging. Here is why paperboard is often considered a better choice for food packaging compared to plastics:

  1. Biodegradability and Recyclability: Paperboard is made from renewable resources, primarily wood pulp, and is biodegradable and recyclable. It breaks down more easily in the environment compared to plastic, which can take hundreds of years to decompose1. Properly recycled paperboard can be used to create new products, reducing waste and promoting a circular economy.
  2. Biobased Coating Options: Paperboard can be coated with biobased food safe materials, like plant-derived waxes or bio-based polymers, to improve its resistance to moisture and grease2. These coatings are more environmentally friendly than traditional plastic coatings2.
  3. Consumer Perception: Many consumers prefer paperboard packaging over plastic due to the perception that it is more eco-friendly and sustainable. Businesses that opt for paperboard packaging can benefit from a positive brand image and increased customer loyalty, as they align with environmentally conscious consumer values.

OVOL Singapore currently offers a range of eco-friendly food packaging boards that can be used to create durable food containers Among these options is the PE Food Board, a polyethylene-coated white board specifically engineered to endure temperatures ranging from -18 to 100 degrees Celsius. This board features exceptional sturdiness while ensuring the consumer safety, being FDA Certified for safe direct contact with food items. Feel free to contact us here to learn more!