Renewable Matter # 16 / May-June

Good Fibre Packaging

by Rudi Bressa

Focus Paper


A new wood-based material could soon replace plastic in carrier bags and other flexible packaging. PAPTIC is made of renewable raw-materials, it can be recycled and in hand it feels like a textile. An innovative solution from Finnish forests.



Every year 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans. Every year we use 1 trillion plastic bags, most of them only once. A constant stream of plastic waste, that is filling up seas and oceans. “In a business-as-usual scenario – says The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics, report produced by the World...

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