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Biodegradable Packaging

Biodegradable Packaging

We live in an instant-gratification world. With that comes lots of consumer purchasing, and with that, comes lots and lots of waste via packaging components. The newest trend in the packaging market is biodegradable packaging – packaging that will decompose naturally after it has been discarded. These designs are at the forefront of biodegradable packaging – take a look.


Crew is a revolutionary idea in the field of decorating – it is a biodegradable powder mix paint that is contained in biodegradable packaging. In essence, every component of Crew paint is biodegradable, the ultimate goal in environmental design. Instead of coming in traditional paint cans, Crew comes packaged in an open-faced cardboard box. In the box comes the powder, wrapped in parchment paper and designed with the Crew logo as well as the color of the paint the powder will be. Crew proudly presents its biodegradable packaging and product as a way to truly change the way people approach environmentally friendly design themes.

Mesa Baja

Mesa Baja is a brand for a line of sugarcane, owned by Grisalon Agroindustria, a Colombian agriculture company. The company was searching for a way to make a name for itself in the environmental design sect of food packaging, and its biodegradable packaging did just that. The biodegradable packaging even utilizes leftover sugarcane to enhance the emphasis on environmentally friendly packaging. The packaging is 100% biodegradable and 100% recyclable, and features elements of sugarcane juice and sugarcane powder. This biodegradable packaging does a fantastic job of combining new ideas with storied tradition, as seen in the traditional logo and emblem of Grisalon Agroindustria, which is printed on the front of the packaging.


Shangri tea seeks to emphasize the calm and restorative nature of the beverage it promotes through its biodegradable packaging. Using simple cardboard boxes, Shangri tea plays up to the clean-cut, organized aspects of its culture through its biodegradable packaging. The labels are biodegradable paper, and the boxes themselves as well as the ink on the boxes will decompose naturally once thrown out or recycled.

Urban Sprout

Urban Sprout is the epitome of excellence when it comes to combining product with biodegradable packaging. The Urban Sprout box, which is fully biodegradable, comes with everything you need to start your own urban garden, which will easily fit on a windowsill or coffee table. The pre-cut holes are filled with dirt, and the seed packets (also biodegradable packaging) provide plenty of seeds for you to start on your own sustainable, vegetable-growing adventure! Urban Sprout offers tomato, lettuce, spinach, and carrot seed gardening kits, all of which feature biodegradable packaging and a complete garden, right in the box.

Biodegradable packaging is a trend we can get behind. The next time you head out to shop, carefully consider the impact your purchases have on the environment. Look for biodegradable packaging in grocery stores, home goods stores, and at clothing stores.Have you seen some awesome biodegradable packaging ideas? Let us know in the comments!

Kristin Goett
Blogger, supports sustainable and innovative packaging initiatives. Always looking for what sets a design apart from its counterparts.