Let's put aside the depressing stuff - a new outbreak of foot and mouth disease and global food prices at their highest in history - and rather look at this exciting new development for eco-friendly food packaging in South Africa:
the launch of Sappi Enviropack that will see the rollout of an extensive range of food (and other) packaging made from sugarcane bagasse.
This is a joint venture between Sappi, who will produce the packaging at its Stanger mill, and Enviropack, the 'green' arm of AGQPE, the packaging business run by Amotz Golan, and which is well-known for its functional and innovative food packaging solutions. I was thrilled to interview both parties when in Jo'burg recently, and they're bullish on this major step forward for enviro-friendly packaging in this country. And rightly so....
Sappi Enviropack's offerings tick all the right boxes: filling the essential packaging functions of protection, preservation and promotion, but with biodegradable options that are made from a sustainable waste resource and which have a reduced carbon footprint (local manufacture and far fewer chemicals in the processing). No greenwashing here! Click here for the full story
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