Greater use of wood-fibre products helps solve plastics waste
We are currently seeing a boom and a large national take-up of renewable wood-fibre packaging products here in Australia and around the world.
We are living in a world where many plastic items are being replaced by products sourced from sustainable, biodegradable and renewable sources like wood-fibre, a product that has the capacity to replace non-renewable plastics into the future.
Manufacturers, producers and retailers in all industries are looking to transform their packaging to renewable wood-fibre, especially with modern manufacturing making such a wide variety of quality products.
They are better for the environment and don’t create disposal problems at the end of the product’s life.
With the ban on sending mixed plastics overseas for processing for recycling the recycling industry admits plastics are now headed for landfill if they can’t be recycled, further harming the environment.
Momentum around the replacement of single-use plastic items is building.
The last year has seen more fast-food chains switch to fibre-based cutlery and packaging, take away coffee comes in recyclable paper cups with bioplastic lids, confectionary companies have moved to paper-based wrappers, and supermarkets are introducing paper bags at the checkout.
Renewable wood-fibre is already the answer to replacing many single-use plastics, and innovative technological breakthroughs are fast developing products that can replace stronger, harder plastics as well.
Consumers are demanding a solution to plastic waste and forestry is providing it.