Eco-Packaging for your Sustainable Brand

with our industry experts

One of the biggest campaigns of 2018 - the eradication of single-use plastics, has exposed the difficulty of sourcing alternative packaging solutions. So, we bring you this month's masterclass to help you find more sustainable solutions for packaging your products!


  • How to choose sustainable packaging for your product

    with Saloni Doshi
    Summary

    EcoEnclose are a company that produce a range of eco-friendly packaging products. They are fixated on bringing innovation and eco-solutions to shipping supplies, by developing packaging made with as much recycled content as is humanly possible, and that can be easily recycled into new packaging in its next life. We talk to them about eco-packaging, and get the lowdown on what exactly eco-friendly packaging is, and the argument for recyclable packaging versus biodegradable packaging.

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  • Fabric Packaging

    with Melissa Tatko
    Summary

    Melissa Tatko is the Head of Business Development for a social enterprise called Re-wrap, who make high-quality cotton products, from tote bags to knot wraps. They aim for their products to be the best quality possible, as they believe this gives the product longevity. A tote bag is an environmentally friendly option in comparison to a plastic bag as it has a longer lifespan and can be re-used, which is why businesses such as Re-wrap are providing such amazing, easily accessible alternatives to disposable packaging and bags. Re-wrap want their tote bags to be so durable that they will last for decades rather than years, helping to reduce the need for single-use plastic bags, and as a result, waste in general.

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  • Introduction to Bioplastic

    with Daphna Nissenbaum
    Summary

    TIPA, an Israeli startup co-founded in 2010 by Daphna Nissenbaum, develops and produces fully compostable flexible packaging through breakthrough technology. TIPA offers viable solutions for the replacement of conventional flexible plastic, covering a wide array of applications -- from fresh produce to apparel -- and ensuring that packaging requirements are met in terms of durability, transparency, print and barrier. TIPA packaging emulates conventional plastic with a certified fully compostable end-of-life, undergoing the same degradation process as organic matter. TIPA is a company tackling the plastic issue head-on, with an active preventative solution to end conventional flexible plastic accumulation and pollution.

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  • Biomimicry: How Can Nature Revolutionise Design

    with Ehab Sayed
    Summary

    We talk to Ehab Sayed from Biohm - a research and development led company that places biological systems at the heart of its inspiration to create a healthy and more sustainable environment. Biohm create Bio-based materials, Biomimetic construction systems, and undertake additional services and research.

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  • In conversation with Maggie Marilyn

    with Maggie Marilyn
    Summary

    Starting her eponymous brand in 2016, at the young age of 22, it only took one year before Maggie Marilyn gained the notice of Net-A-Porter, and very quickly after - the world. Showing her first collection in Sydney in 2016, it was immediately picked up by Net-A-Porter. Other stores followed suit, and, fast forward two years, Maggie Marilyn is now stocked at over 75 stores. However, her quick success and fast rise to notoriety has not let Maggie allow her commitment to sustainability to slip. 90% of their collections are produced locally in New Zealand, with knitwear outsource to Italy as there is not the infrastructure for this to be produced in New Zealand. They have recently sourced completely biodegradable Complast packaging for their online orders, and are consistently looking for ways to build up the local manufacturing community. We chat to Maggie about the success of her eponymous label, the difficulty of setting up a world-wide successful brand from NZ, and her advice to other sustainable brands!

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  • Eco-Packaging Matrix

    with Charlie Bradley Ross
    Summary

    We're delighted to present this eco-friendly packaging matrix. Please read and respect the terms of use before contacting these producers.

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  • Fabrics: grown from global-warming gas

    with Anne Shauer-Gimenez
    Summary

    The rising levels of methane gas is becoming an increasing problem as one of the most significant contributors to global warming. As the earth warms, landfill sites fill up, and our oceans become more polluted, one company has an ingenious idea to solve all of these problems at once...

    Mango Materials is a revolutionary business that transforms waste gas streams (the very ones that cause global warming) into eco-friendly, biodegradable materials that can replace plastic. Doctor Anne Schauer-Gimenez, VP of Mango Materials, chats to us about how their company has the potential to make a worldwide difference by GROWING PLASTIC. 

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