Most consumer goods and products these days come in various types of wasteful packaging such as cartons and plastic. With the ever evolving eco-consciousness of the world, these products have consistently been identified as one of the leading contributors to global warming, particularly in the area of waste management.
Ordinary plastic cannot be disposed immediately. While a consumer throws it to the nearest garbage can, it does not end there. Its final stop is at the trash heap where it may sit there for exasperatingly long period of time before they can be properly disposed of. Not to mention that this process, in itself, can be an unhealthy process.
Today, there is a new, healthier way of packaging through the use of recycled cardboard and bio-plastic. Of the two, the bio-plastic shows the most promise. It is made from corn and seems to be the bio-degradable answer to the future of product packaging.
Customers and retailers are on the hunt for alternatives to plastic, which spends centuries sweating inside landfill or working its way down the throats of remote seabirds. Faced with these realities, bio-plastics – made from agricultural sources such as maize or corn – must seem like the packaging equivalent of a knight in shining armour.
Bio-plastic takes less energy to make and in doing so generates less carbon dioxide than regular plastic. It’s derived from renewable sources and is also biodegradable and even compostable given the right conditions.