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26 Examples of Eco To-Go Packaging

From Plant-Based Containers to Plantable Gourmet Packaging

— February 5, 2015 — Eco
Quick service restaurants have so much potential for introducing eco fast food packaging, yet so few of take up the opportunity. Perhaps it's the time and money wrapped up in considering rebranding and redesigning that turns so many companies off. Whatever the reason may be, this collection of ideas will demonstrate how to make an easy switch with a field of practical and economic options.

Brown kraft paper has been picked up by many cafes as a way to serve snacks in recyclable material. Card and cardboard offer the same possibilities, but there are more imaginative alternatives too. Cellulose containers that resemble clear plastic will decompose naturally after use. A personal favorite is the use of plantable seed paper that invites you to literally bury your trash to grow new greenry. Whether you're serving soups, salads, sandwiches or drinks, these sustainable and generally eco-friendly packages hit the spot for responsible consumption.
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Coffee Cup Gardens
Coffee Cup Gardens
The Takeout Coffee Cup Garden Turns Wasteful Cups into Useful Green Spaces
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Eco-Friendly Poultry Packaging
Eco-Friendly Poultry Packaging
The KFC Reusable Side Container Won the 2010 Greener Package Awards
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Plant-Based Plastic Containers
Plant-Based Plastic Containers
NatureWorks' Sustainable Food Containers Use Ingeo Plastic
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Conscientious Plastic Food Trays
Conscientious Plastic Food Trays
Firstcarbon ghgTrack software to Track Supply Chain Emissions
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Convenient Coffee Clutches
Convenient Coffee Clutches
The Carry On Concept is an Efficient One-Handed Way to Tote Four Drinks
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Plaited Gazette Packaging
Plaited Gazette Packaging
Re News Encourages You to Reuse Yesterday's Journals for Useful Purposes
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Birdhouse Bread Packaging
Birdhouse Bread Packaging
This Bread Packaging Design Doubles as a Bird Feeder
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Clutchable Coffee Cup Sleeves
Clutchable Coffee Cup Sleeves
The Quarter Bag Cup Carrier Serves Convenience and Eco-Friendliness
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Plantable Gourmet Packaging
Plantable Gourmet Packaging
Live Food Bar Packaging by Amelia Roblin Grows Garden Herbs
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Towering Treat Cartons
Towering Treat Cartons
Ovvio Cupcakes Packaging is Structurally Inspired by Honeycomb Forms
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Accordion Takeout Containers
Accordion Takeout Containers
The Pack Away Lunchbox Compresses as You Gradually Pick Away Inside
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Eco-Happy Wrapping
Eco-Happy Wrapping
The Khristian Mendoza 'Environmental Kit' Packaging is Pure as Earth
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Plaited Paper Packaging
Plaited Paper Packaging
Bellis Preserves Branding Communicates a Carefully Crafted Mission
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Purse-Like Takeout Bags
Purse-Like Takeout Bags
Gustav Karlsson Reimagines the Take Out Box to Be Chic and Eco-Friendly
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Coordinated Salad Bowls
Coordinated Salad Bowls
Bright Bites' Salad Bowls Match the Vibrancy of the Ingredients Inside
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Space-Saving Food Packaging
Space-Saving Food Packaging
The Campactible Accordion Package for Instant Noodles
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Tearable Takeout Sacks
Tearable Takeout Sacks
The Simplistic Box Bag Design Rips in Half for Easy Food-Carrying
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Brown Bag Coffee Designs
Brown Bag Coffee Designs
This Environmentally Friendly Coffee Cup Packaging is Recyclable
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Handy Two-Part Packaging
Handy Two-Part Packaging
W-Bags Split into a Pair of Compartments to Store Snack Scraps
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Accordion Sandwich Containers
Accordion Sandwich Containers
Eat & Go Packaging Can Be Conveniently Compressed with Every Bite
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Uncrumpling Eco Containers
Uncrumpling Eco Containers
Sustainable Expanding Bowl Grows and Opens When Water's Poured Into It
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Cardboard Beer Branding
Cardboard Beer Branding
The Mug Pub by Ivan Maximov is for Eco-Friendly Boozers
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Eco-Origami Coffee Cups
Eco-Origami Coffee Cups
Coffree Biodegradable Brew Eliminates a Cup of Waste a Day
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Plantable Food Packages
Plantable Food Packages
This Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Can be Used to Grow Herbs
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Tearable Seafood Wrapping
Tearable Seafood Wrapping
The BagBox Packaging Concept is Adaptable for On-the-Go Eating
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Crosswise Coffee Branding
Crosswise Coffee Branding
Starbucks Special Edition Packaging Seeks a Different Approach
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