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Procter & Gamble Silphium Cartons for Laundry Pods, Beavertown Compostable Chip Bags for Mental Health Awareness, Peri & Sons Farms "Earthbag" for Onions

See a few examples of bio-based packaging innovations from Procter & Gamble, Beavertown, and Peri & Sons Farms from ThePackHub’s Innovation Zone.

Procter & Gamble's new Ariel packaging uses regionally cultivated silphium fibers to reduce transport distances.
Procter & Gamble's new Ariel packaging uses regionally cultivated silphium fibers to reduce transport distances.
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Recent innovations in biodegradable and bioplastic packaging solutions reflect a strong and consistent trend in this area. The number of bio-based initiatives coming to our attention remains significant, encompassing everything from university developments to in-market launches. 

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Procter & Gamble's new Ariel packaging uses regionally cultivated silphium fibers to reduce transport distances.Procter & Gamble's new Ariel packaging uses regionally cultivated silphium fibers to reduce transport distances.Procter & GambleProcter & Gamble Detergent Pods Utilize Silphium Cardboard 

Procter & Gamble and PreZero have launched a new packaging innovation featuring an outer carton made from silphium plant fibers. The Ariel All-in-1 PODS Special Edition pack is now available at Lidl stores in Germany. It is seen that this collaboration marks another milestone in their commitment to developing sustainable packaging solutions. The silphium paper has been developed in collaboration with PreZero’s OutNature brand. Regional cultivation of silphium reduces transport distances, and the plant’s insect-friendly nature and CO2 storage offer additional sustainability benefits. With this initiative, both companies aim to promote closed-loop resource usage and reduce waste, contributing to the decarbonization of the supply chain. The special edition Ariel All-in-1 PODS, containing 76 wash loads, represents a significant step towards achieving the company’s shared sustainability vision. 

Beavertown's limited-edition chips use compostable materials and promote mental health awareness.Beavertown's limited-edition chips use compostable materials and promote mental health awareness.ThePackHubBeavertown Brewery Collaboration Launches Compostable Chip Packs with Mental Health Conversation Starters 

British brewery Beavertown has teamed up with the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) to launch a limited-edition crisp pack, packaged in Futamura’s compostable packaging and featuring mental health conversation starters. In a unique collaboration, Beavertown enlisted the help of hand-made crisp brand SMUG, crisp manufacturer Yorkshire Crisp Company, and compostable packaging experts Parkside to develop an original flavor and production process. Each pack contains mental health conversation starters printed on the inside laminate material, aiming to facilitate discussions about mental health. The packaging, from Parkside Flexibles’ Park2Nature range, uses high-performance compostable cellulose films sourced from Futamura, providing both barrier performance and compostability in residential and industrial environments, certified by TĂśV and OK Compost. The new Open Up Chips will be available in over 260 pubs across the U.K., with free packs distributed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. 

   Read about another Futamura compostable packaging application from Vikings & Goddesses Pie Company.

Peri & Sons Farms claims its new Earthbag enhances freshness, shelf life, and safety while reducing environmental impact.Peri & Sons Farms claims its new Earthbag enhances freshness, shelf life, and safety while reducing environmental impact.ThePackHubPeri & Sons Farms Showcases Compostable and Biodegradable Packaging for Onions and Shallots 

Yerington, Nevada-based Peri & Sons Farms has showcased its Earthbag for onions, a biodegradable and compostable pack made from paper and bamboo mesh. The bag is designed to meet consumer needs as well as benefit the environment. The Earthbag is used for various organic onion varieties, including yellow, white, red, sweet, and combo. Peri & Sons highlighted the bag’s features, such as being fresh, food-safe, USDA organic certified, and supporting zero-waste initiatives. The 3-pound (1.36 kg) custom-packed product comes with a UPC (Universal Product Code) for accurate organic identification, promoting consumer recycling and presenting a kid-friendly design. The company emphasised that their new packaging enhances freshness, shelf life, and safety while reducing environmental impact. 

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