Bamboo Packaging

9 Reasons Why Bamboo Makes Good Packaging

Every transport company carries many different kinds of goods and all are wrapped in some kind of packaging to protect them. As the world seeks to fine more sustainable packaging solutions for items that enter the freight system as do nearly all goods that are bought and sold, it is important to know why a certain product is considered sustainable.

Here are some of the reasons why bamboo is considered a sustainable raw product to make packaging from.

  • Bamboo is a natural-resource that grows quickly. At about 2cm per day, it is hardly likely to become extinct, even though it is used to make many other things such as floors and furniture as well.
  • It is strong, durable and also flexible, making it a good choice for timber floors, building boats and many other things, including packaging that needs to be flexible and strong.
  • It is biodegradable, meaning it will break down in landfill or in the compost heap, making a great mulch for gardens.
  • It is local to China where many goods originate from. Having the packaging supplies in the local area means that fuel in sourcing it and moving it to where it can be used is reduced. That said, it is also being grown in other countries now.


November 17, 2017

Green Rice Packaging

Just in time for Chinese New Year, Taiwanese-based company Green In Hand has designed a sustainable, low impact rice packaging for a New Year’s gift, called Together Rice.

Their packaging is made from recycled and recyclable craft paper, paper rattan and tissue paper, in a chemical-free process, using vegetable-based inks and water-based coatings and glue. The rice is from the Guan Shan Fan Taitung family, Yuli, Hualin County, Taiwan, grown under the watchful eye of organic rice farmer Tseng Kuo-chi.

Rice is a worldwide food source and tons of it gets delivered and eaten each day, so a sustainable packaging would be a great idea for larger rice packaging.

January 5, 2012