Introducing Local Sustainable Packaging: Finally, An Alternative Solution To Plastic

Don't be cold, shiny, hard plastic. Sustainable packaging is the new fetch.

At this point in time, it is an undeniable fact that climate change is real. Our planet is under a lot of pressure, and justice has to be met. As doomed as it sounds, there are still ways we can help. Let’s bring awareness to how important sustainability is; in the way we become more conscious of what we consume in our daily lives.

Plastics release powerful greenhouse gases as it pollutes in every stage of development. From materials extraction to product production and down to waste disposal. As our climate changes, the planet gets hotter, the plastic breaks down into more methane and ethylene, increasing the rate of climate change, and it just becomes a never-ending cycle. What we need is a different option that can maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony. Something that’s more eco-friendly, sustainable, and above all, reduces waste.

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As we live in a world where we are all consumers of capitalist efforts, most of us make purchases on a daily basis, whether you will want to admit it or not. Especially now with the pandemic going on, we are forced to buy goods in packages and stay at home to stay safe.

Therefore, there’s a huge responsibility for the makers and users of packaging to ensure that there aren’t any potential negative impacts on their products. So let’s promote alternative solutions to plastic, that way, we can also send a message back to the manufacturers, a message that will influence their future actions.

With this list in mind, we hope to spread the word about the businesses that use local sustainable packaging. Support them, spread the word, and consume wisely.

LOOPSTORE.PH

Loopstore is a place to see what brands and the people behind them can do in a world of mindless consumption. The shop is a collective of eco-friendly materials, including eco-packaging solutions.

SUDS SUSTAINABLE PODS

Suds Sustainable Pods is a brand of personal hygiene and household cleaning products packaged in water-soluble film that’s biodegradable, eco-friendly, and waste-free. Suds was created to help reduce bottle waste and carbon footprint while providing a sustainable alternative that effectively cleans and eliminates dirt and bacteria. You may visit simula for the whole collection.

ECONEST PHILIPPINES

EcoNest uses a variety of renewable plant-based materials to manufacture their product range. EcoNest packaging is compostable in commercial facilities, where accepted. They use cassava for their biobags that come in a variety of forms such as t-shirt bags, griphole bags, mailers, pouches, and laundry bags. EcoNest also uses Sugarcane bagasse as an alternative to polystyrene. It’s suitable for hot and cold food and is freeze-safe, microwave-safe, and oven-safe. They also have eco-friendly inks, bioplastic, and more. Visit their website to see the range of eco-friendly packaging.

ORERA

Orera Technology is a sustainable manufacturer and distributor of eco-friendly products and packaging made exclusively from organically-sourced Areca palm leaves and bagasse sugarcane. They offer compostable face masks and bagasse food packaging among others. For more information, visit their website for their local sustainable packaging options.

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