Consumers who are drawn to products that are good for their health are also likely to seek out packaging that is just as good for the environment, such as this pasta packaging from Birkel. The organic pasta is packaged in a cellulose-based plastic, which is made from renewable raw materials like corn, sugar and grains. Rather than making plastic from petroleum, this plant-based alternative provides an option that reduces contributions to CO2 emissions.
With over 265 million tons of plastic produced annually, less than 1% of these are organic. However, with options like this organic cellulose-based plastic on the market, it's estimated that this number could be bumped up to at least 2% of 5% over the next few years.