Alter Eco's Compostable Packaging Reduces Landfill Waste

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jan 22, 2016
References: alterecofoods & packagingstrategies
In order to combat the staggering amount of plastic that ends up sitting in landfills, Alter Eco is dedicated to developing compostable packaging solutions for a range of packaged consumer products. The brand's latest innovation is a stand-up quinoa pouch, which can be decomposed in a consumer's backyard compost bin.

The pouch itself is made from a patent-pending blend of birch and eucalyptus wood pulp and non-GMO corn. On top of the pouch, images and text are printed with non-toxic ink so that nothing undesirable leeches back into the soil.

Prior to introducing this compostable packaging solution for quinoa, Alter Eco also unveiled a similar design for candy wrappers, showing that there is room for all food packages to be improved for the betterment of the environment.