Video: Sustainable packaging sown on the farmS. Himmelstein | December 28, 2022
A sustainable solution to meet the growing demand for packaging materials is being cultivated in the U.K. Test Valley Packaging is collaborating with envoPAP to introduce a new material made from reused agricultural waste.
Reusing Agricultural Waste (RAW) Packaging is derived from agricultural waste produced by sugar cane farms across India. Using the same manufacturing process as deployed for wood pulp-based paper and cardboard production, the new materials will be available in several different formats for a wide range of packaging products, including cartons, printing paper and mailing bags.
Switching to RAW packaging could save up to 28% of carbon emissions, as well as reduce sugar cane waste in the agricultural sector, tackle high demand for packaging and combat deforestation. The waste reuse route can avert the exploitation of the 15 to 24 trees, as well as the 54,000 liters of water, needed to produce one ton of paper.
According to Test Valley Packaging, RAW materials have been independently tested and demonstrated to perform to exactly the same high-quality standards as wood-pulp based card and paper.