Thailand’s Solution to the Waste Problem: Bamboo Packaging

Thailand has recently become one of Asia’s biggest economies, but there are inherent downsides to this growth. As every big and developing country, they are also struggling with the millions of tons of trash that is being thrown away each year.

However, they may have found a solution to this, using a mixture of bamboo and cassava, an edible root, rather than just plastic. Both crops are widely found across the country, and the bamboo used actually comes from leftover scraps from the chopstick manufacturing process.

Waste management is a big problem everywhere. In big Asian cities like Bangkok and Chiang Mai it´s very common to find all kinds of takeaway packaging, like cups and noodle packets, so more and more companies are now choosing to supply different businesses in the food and beverage industry to start making an impact.

They are really hoping that this new zero-waste packaging will eventually be able to replace many of the boxes made of styrofoam, and plastic bags that are used today. The formula is also so adaptable that it could be easily used for many different types of packaging, such as phones or even furniture.

Even though this initiative sounds amazing and eventually will be able to make a difference for the environment, it is still very complicated to find clients. In Thailand the food industry wants to keep the prices as low as possible, and asking them to buy this new packaging only because it is good for the environment it’s not enough.

Luckily, this hasn´t stopped the companies yet, since they are all being patient, waiting for an increase in demand, when the environmental awareness will eventually start to grow. Until then, many customers across the world are asking for these types of packaging, especially in Scandinavia, where the demand for eco-friendly packaging is growing.

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