Most recently, Nestlé Waters and Danone announced they are to create 100% biodegradable water bottles made from wood.
However, these companies aren’t the only ones switching over to eco-conscious food packaging methods. A recent article in reports that the newest way to package food in an environmentally friendly manner is by packaging it in food itself. Forward-thinking companies are pioneering unique packaging made from everything from mushrooms to kelp to milk and even tomato peels (basically recycled food or parts of food people won’t consume).
And it seems some of these “ideas” just might stick. “I can even see a grocery store free of conventional packaging some day,” says Mike Lee, the founder of , a company that forecasts food trends. Of course, this depends on whether companies embrace the usage of this type of packaging long term. In the meantime, check out some of the most innovative forms of alternative food packaging that may be coming to a grocery store near you soon: