When it comes to the impossible triangle of cost effectiveness, performance, and eco-friendliness, we understand that customers have different priorities and preferences. We have three options to explain to our customers, each highlighting a different combination of these factors.

Customers who prioritize eco-friendliness and performance can opt for compostable materials. Compostable materials are designed to break down naturally in the environment, leaving behind no harmful residues. They are an excellent choice for reducing waste and minimizing the environmental impact. However, it’s important to note that compostable materials may come at a higher cost compared to conventional plastics, due to their specialized manufacturing processes and limited availability.

For customers who prioritize cost and eco-friendliness, we recommend using recyclable or post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic materials. These materials are cost-effective because they can be manufactured at a lower cost compared to other alternatives. Additionally, they are eco-friendly as they minimize the consumption of new resources and contribute to reducing waste. By choosing recyclable or PCR plastic materials, customers can achieve a balance between cost and environmental impact.

If cost and performance are the primary concerns for our customers, we recommend conventional plastic material. Conventional plastic is widely used in various industries due to its affordability and ability to provide sufficient performance. It is a cost-effective option that meets the basic requirements of many applications. While it may not offer the same level of eco-friendliness as other alternatives, it offers a balance between cost and performance.

In summary, customers have the option to choose from a range of materials based on their priorities. They can select recyclable or PCR plastic materials for a balance between cost and eco-friendliness, conventional plastic for a cost-effective option with good performance, or compostable materials for a combination of eco-friendliness and performance.

What can food packers do?

We don’t have to save the world in one day. Every small changes over time count! That’s why our clients are taking the initiative to change their food line using sustainable packaging.

Our sustainable packaging is built by below green materials:

  • PLA (Bio-based Plastic)

  • Cellophane

  • Kraft Paper certified with FSC

  • And most importantly, they are food contact safe

  • Our Compostable Packaging meets the follow international compost standard:

    1. EN13432
    2. ASTM6400
    3. OK Compost Home
    4. AS5810
    5. BPI

*Decompost in 1 month

*Decompost in 2 month

*Decompost in 5 month

* result varies in different decomposting environment and conditions

Compostable

or
Biodegradable?

Bio plastic? Fossil plastic?

Bio-degradable? Oxo-degradable?

No oxo degradable plastic will be supplied.

Understand what is bio plastic and fossil plastic, biodegradable and oxo-degradable in the diagram.

Oxo-degradable plastic is not truly environmental friendly as they just break down into plastic powder. When they become fine and small powder, they still are harmful to the environment especially when they go to waterway and cause serious pollution. In fact they are prohibited in many countries. Nowadays one time use shopping bag from supermarket and retail store are switching from oxo-degradable plastic to biodegradable and to be more precise – compostable plastic (PLA, PBAT and PBS).

Find out your option.

Targeted consumer preference, Ordering Quantity, Marketing strategy etc will affect the decision of going compostable or biodegradable packaging. We are more than happy to provide free consultancy.

Listed below are their difference for your kind reference.

Compostable Packaging

  • Must be biodegradable.

  • Bio-based or fossil-based plastics.

  • break down into carbon dioxide, water and organic matter.

  • decomposition rate complies with ASTM D6400, EN 13432

  • 90% decomposition rate within 180 days.

  • when decompose no toxic or harmful residual release.

  • Small minimum ordering quantity (1,000pcs).

Oxo degradable Packaging

  • not compostable.

  • added additive to be oxo-degradable.

  • break down into small piece of plastic

100% Compostable Packaging

We protect the earth with a sustainable packaging for food businesses.

Pouch.eco offers custom printed sustainable packaging pouch for food companies who care the only earth.

Pouch.eco makes sustainable packaging pouches for all food packers.

Stand Up Pouch
Flat Bottom Pouch
Box Bottom Pouch
Side Gusset Pouch
Quad Seal Pouch
3 Side Seal Pouch

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