Whether you are looking for biodegradable and eco-friendly food packaging for small business purposes or for yourself, we've compiled a list for you to help you choose the best packaging for your needs to reduce landfill waste as well as our carbon footprint.
Before You Choose...
There are many factors to consider when choosing compostable packaging for food. The most important factor is the type of food you will be packaging. Some foods, such as fruits and vegetables, do not need to be packaged in airtight or moisture-resistant containers. Other foods, such as meat and cheese, need to be packaged in airtight containers to prevent spoilage.
Another factor to consider is the amount of food you will be packaging. If you are only packaging a small amount of food, you may not need to use compostable packaging. However, if you are packaging large quantities of food, you will need to use compostable packaging to ensure that the food does not spoil.
The third factor to consider is the type of compostable packaging you will be using. There are many different types of compostable and eco-friendly packaging for food, including bags, boxes, and wraps. You will need to choose the type of compostable packaging that best suits your needs.
Take a look at our suggestions for compostable food packaging below.
Biodegradable food packaging bags
These bags are made from biodegradable materials, such as paper, cornstarch or potato starch. They are designed to decompose quickly and are ideal for packaging fruits, vegetables, and other fresh foods. Check out these paper sandwich bags that will work great for most household snacks.
Biodegradable hot food containers
You'll need something relatively sturdy to hold hot foods without the risk of leaks. We recommend compostable food containers with lids. Try these folding lid takeaway boxes for hot food, or these naturally biodegradable and microwaveable hot food pots.
Eco-friendly food wraps (cling-film alternative)
If you're looking for an eco-friendly alternative to cling film, there are many options available. beeswax wraps are both reusable and compostable, making them a great option for packaging food.
Plastic-free picnic sets
If you're looking for an eco-friendly way to enjoy a picnic, try using compostable plates, cups, and utensils. These biodegradable picnic sets are perfect for picnics, BBQs, and other outdoor gatherings. Why not try this plastic-free picnic set - it has everything you'll need for the perfect picnic with friends or family and is suitable for hot or cold food!
Eco-friendly palm leaf plates & bowls
If you're looking for an alternative to plastic or paper plates, try using palm-leaf plates & bowls. These plates are made from sustainable palm leaves and are 100% compostable, designed for the circular economy. They're perfect for picnics, food trucks, BBQs, and other outdoor gatherings.
If you're serving hot or cold drinks, you'll need some compostable cups & lids. These cups are made from plant-based bioplastics that are compostable!
Compostable food-waste bags
Once you're done with the food, it's time to consider some compostable food waste bags. These bags are made from compostable plant-based materials, such as cornstarch or potato starch. They're perfect for storing food waste, such as vegetable peelings and eggshells. Check out these small compostable food-waste bags made from corn starch.
We hope these help with your next event or occasion! There are many benefits for our planet when we make the switch to compostable or recyclable packaging. Not only will the food waste decompose, but the packaging will too! This means that there will be less pollution and fewer greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere. Happy composting!
At Wholeleaf Co, we are committed to sustainability. We offer a great choice of compostable and biodegradable food packaging in stock on our website. As long as you order before 1pm, you'll be able to get next-day delivery! Access our shop here now.