Want to cut plastic packaging? Notpla's edible seaweed sachets are an option

Notpla's edible and compostable food sachets ©Notpla

From its edible whiskey “bubbles” to biodegradable Teflon-free container liners, Notpla seeks to replace single-use plastic and help food companies boost their green credentials

As more plastic waste is being dumped into the ocean, the ubiquitous seaweed is also fast becoming an environmentally sustainable substitute for single-use plastic – coming full circle.Seaweed is not only a protein-rich ingredient; it’s also a compostable alternative to plastic. Hence it’s increasingly used to produce eco-friendly food packaging. In London, two young postgraduate students have given the algae a designer makeover, transforming the plant-based packaging membrane into edible sachets or pouches that can be filled with food and beverages like sauces, fruit and energy drinks. F...
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