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A Paper-Based Package is More Eco-Friendly Than Plastic

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Dec 5, 2013
A paper-based package is a more eco-friendly packaging option than plastic. Paper-based products can be reused, recycled and are a much more efficient option than plastics and oil-based products in terms of its biodegradable properties.

What's even more astounding is that paper-based packaging is becoming even user-friendlier. For instance, fast food cartons are being made to integrate food compartments for organization along with handles and proper seals.

Another factor that comes into play is thinking about how paper can allow minimal packaging while still making a brand for the product. For instance, a pleated wine package allows the bottle to weave inside its paper package, creating an aesthetic look that's both recyclable and minimal in waste.

There are even packaging ideas that can be integrated in nature, providing homes for animals.