Below are some plastic free packaging options that are approved for direct food contact. The list includes Aluminum Foil Wrappers, Soy Wax Paper, Glassine and Cellophane. These options include biodegradable, compostable and sustainability sourced materials. Combine with our GreenKraft clamshells for a complete sustainable packaging solution.
Aluminum foil provides a complete barrier to light, oxygen, moisture and bacteria. For this reason, foil is used extensively in food and pharmaceutical packaging. Like aluminum cans, foil wrappers are made from a metal that is highly recyclable. Check with your local recycle center.
Soy wax paper is compostable, non-toxic, and often made with sustainable materials. Traditional wax paper is made from paraffin wax, sourced from petroleum. Soy wax paper is coated with soybean wax, a more eco-friendly option.
Glassine is a smooth and glossy paper that is air, water and grease resistant. It is made through a manufacturing process called supercalendering. This is a process of compressing the material with alternating stacks of hard and soft rolls that give it an enamel-like finish and very smooth quality. Glassine paper is 100% recyclable and biodegradable.
Cellophane is derived from natural sources such as wood, cotton or hemp, unlike plastic wrap, which is made from oil. Although it is a biodegradable material, the manufacturing process traditionally includes the use of carbon disulfide, a highly toxic material.