As a plant-based material, cellulose is both compostable, and recyclable, making it an alternative to traditional petroleum-based packaging materials. The fibers are created from renewable resources such as wood, pulp, bamboo or hemp.
The benefits of cellulose fiber in packaging include:
- Renewability: cellulose fibers are made from renewable resources, which helps to reduce the reliance on finite resources
- Biodegradability: unlike traditional plastic packaging, cellulose fibers are biodegradable and can break down into natural substances, reducing the amount of waste in the environment.
- Compostability: cellulose fibers can be composted, further reducing waste and providing nutrients for the growth of plants and other organic matter.
- Lightweight: cellulose fibers are lighter than traditional materials, which helps to reduce the overall carbon footprint associated with transportation and distribution.
- Strong: despite being lightweight, cellulose fibers are strong and durable, providing adequate protection.