Snack company releases first-of-its-kind chip bag

From comes a revolution in packaging.

“We have developed a unique paper which has the potential to revolutionize packaging as we know it,” said Daniel McAlister of EvoPak, per Packaging World. “And [it] costs the same as existing materials.”

“Brits consume over eight billion packets of crisps each year, the majority of which are not recyclable and end up in landfill or incinerators,” said Tom Lock, British Crisp CEO. “That’s a lot of waste and a huge environmental problem.”

Indeed, the single-use plastic problem is dire — and it’s getting worse. Each year, an estimated 8.8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans, according to a National Academies publication. Even when it breaks down into smaller microplastics, it’s heavily polluting, releasing toxic chemicals into the environment and endangering the wildlife and people living there.

  • Marine safe – Completely biodegrades in marine environments and is safe to both marine plant and wildlife
  • Non-toxic – Safe to humans, animals and plant life with no harmful chemicals
  • Soluble – Completely dissolves in warm and hot water without leaving residue
  • Pellet form – Standardized pellet form directly integrates into existing manufacturing processes
  • UV resistant – Does not degrade when exposed to UV light