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Posted By Sarah Rich On October 9, 2005 @ 4:29 am In Innovation,Sustainable Materials | No Comments
We are beginning to see more prominent use of biodegradable disposable food packaging, particularly at green-oriented festivals and natural groceries. But most junk (I mean “snack”) foods are still packed in plastic, which in case you had forgotten, not only fills landfills and pollutes oceans, but also perpetuates petroleum consumption.
Recently, the Australian packaging manufacturer Plantic Technologies, Ltd.  developed a fully biodegradable, corn-based material for your Hostess Cupcakes. Plantic’s Thermoformed Trays  look just like conventional plastic trays until you get them wet. Then they dissolve.
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 Plantic Technologies, Ltd.: http://www.steelwork.com.au/clients/plantic_cms/?vpath=/home/
 Thermoformed Trays: http://www.steelwork.com.au/clients/plantic_cms/?vpath=/home/products/trays/
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