Compostable vs Bio-Based

Compostable vs Bio-Based

When it comes to sustainable packaging, there is a lot of confusion around terms and definitions. Even stakeholders in the packaging industry struggle to differentiate Bio-based vs compostable, renewable vs bio-based, etc. Below is a diagram that will hopefully help provide you some framework around what is what, and navigate which packaging option is right for you.  This diagram is strictly for flexible film multi-layer structures. 

SPECTRUM OF GREEN

SPECTRUM OF GREEN

"Sustainability" means different things to different brands. We like to categorize sustainability of a scale from LIGHT GREEN to DARK GREEN

Market Trend - Sustainable Packaging

Market Trend - Sustainable Packaging

It is no surprise that more and more brands are looking for sustainable packaging. Consumers are putting pressure on brands to step-up and make changes toward sustainable packaging

The Path to Sustainable Packaging

The Path to Sustainable Packaging

Switching from conventional to sustainable packaging is no small feat. It requires careful planning, design, and coordination across almost every function within a brand.  Elk packaging has successfully navigated this path before and has helped guide brands to successfully launch sustainable packaging into the marketplace.