Company Creates Completely Compostable Packaging That’s Made Entirely From Vegetables
In order to minimize the hazardous threats of plastic pollution to the environment, innovators are coming up with eco-friendly solutions. Saltwater Brewery, for example, has created compostable six pack rings that are made from barley and wheat. Aside from their compostable property, these edible six pack rings are entirely safe for marine animals to eat. Another one is Skipping Rocks Lab, the company behind the edible water bottles that are made from seaweed and plant materials. Now, another company is bringing a new brilliant alternative to plastic packaging. MakeGrowLab introduces the SCOBY, a line of compostable wrappers that are made entirely from vegetables.
Compostable means that the item can break down into natural elements in a compost environment. Plastic materials would take 1,000 years to decompose. And while they’re breaking down into microplastics, they also release toxic fumes that leave toxicity in the air and soil. On the other hand, compostable products decompose in about 90 days. Unlike plastics, these products decompose into biomass, leaving no toxicity in the air or soil.
MakeGrowLab creates compostable wrappers from local agricultural leftovers, making SCOBY 100% compostable and edible as well. By combining science and design, these eco-friendly packaging can be a great alternative to single-use plastic wrappers. Just like the traditional plastic packaging, SCOBY is also durable, flexible, and water-resistant. MakeGrowLab scientifically designed the compostable wrappers so they can have a shelf life of up to two years. However, take note that SCOBY is a single-use packaging and should not be reused.
MakeGrowLab Studio developed SCOBY, a line of compostable wrappers
When you’re done with the wrapper, you can compost it to regenerate soil in your garden. Or you can simply eat it. Since these eco-wrappers are made of 100% vegetables, it is entirely safe for human consumption. A food packaging that you can eat after use, now that’s what we call a ‘clever innovation’.