Green Packaging: Are Potatoes, Coconuts And Mushrooms The Way Of The Future? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Alden Wicker Posted: 11-17-10

Does seeing all that plastic packaging going in the trash every time you eat make you feel guilty? There are innovators out there who want to change that.

Using cutting edge technology, or just pulling from tradition, these companies and individuals are trying to reduce the chemicals used in our packaging, and the waste going in the landfill.

Do you think these ideas are the way of the future, or just plain garbage?

SunChips may have given up on its annoyingly loud compostable bags, but its parent company, Pepsi-Co, is already hard at work on an initiative for its Walkers chip bags. Walkers, which sells in the UK, is looking at using starch from unused potato peels to create a more eco-friendly packet. Some of Walkers’ smaller brands may be in the new packaging within 18 months.

The initiative is part of the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label initiative. Walkers claims it has already cut the carbon footprint of its packaging by eight percent.

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