Thursday, November 6, 2008

Earth Friendly Chocolate Wrappers? Any ideas?

I received an email asking for a reference to a source for chocolate wrappers that are made out of recycled materials. I was not sure of an answer. The only thing I could think of was to use deli wrappers made of FDA approved recycled natural kraft paper. I thought that these could be cut to the proper size and then an image or message could be put on the outside with a rubber stamp.

From The WEBstaurant Store

This 12" x 12" deli wrap is the environmentally-friendly solution for your deli or sandwich shop. It's made from recycled natural kraft paper stock using an FDA- approved chlorine-free manufacturing process. A soy blend eco-wax is integrated, making this paper grease- resistant and suitable for messy items! The natural kraft 12" x 12" deli wrap is packaged 1000 sheets per pack. The carton that this product is packaged in is 100% recycled and is printed with soy-based inks.

If anyone has any other ideas or knows of a source for earth friendly food packaging, I would appreciate any input.



Marc Laucks, Certified Document Consultant said...

I would suggest a look at Neenah Paper Inc.'s Environment line of papers. They offer FSC Certified papers, papers made with up to 100%post-consumer waste fibers and alternative fibers made from sugar cane bagasse pulp. Beyond the choice of paper, including attribution statements on printed wrappers will help raise awareness about responsible paper choices. Another fine paper company, one who has been a leader in responsible paper manufacturing is Mohawk Paper Mills. You can find valuable information here.
Finally, and most important in my opinion, is including wrapper copy that asks the consumer to recycle the paper wrapper.

Christina Durta said...

Thank you very much for the info. Your input is appreciated.