Composting with Green Food Packaging
It was the usual Sunday morning and the whole family waited in the dining area while I was preparing some breakfast. Today, I was using a different brand of eggs and the packaging seemed quite odd to me. The eggs didn’t come in the usual gray brown cardboard or plastic, it seemed to have been packaged in fibers, the ones you usually see on some plants and the bark material on trees. Right now, I was too busy to look into the odd way this custom packaging was made as I was tending to my family. After some time, I decided to check out the company and see if I could learn anything about the packaging.
After some extensive research, I found out that the company mainly used green packaging. They have been doing this for quite a while now and I also found out that a number of customers have tried playing with their creativity on the packaging and found many ways to use it after the product inside has been consumed. I have seen pictures of customers cutting out each individual slot for each egg and planting seedlings in them and then transferring the whole thing to the garden. In my case, I was trying to look for other ideas in which I could utilize this packaging and maybe even cut down on the trash we produce in the household.
It took me a few days to actually find a way to make use of the packaging because I had a lot of work to catch up and needed to care for my kids. The thing that I came up with is to try to add these to my compost at home. After all, it is made up of natural plant fibers so it should decompose along with the kitchen waste as well. I got the idea when one of my daughters got a hold of one of the egg packaging and decided to play with it in the water. I noticed that the material just turned mushy.
So the next day, when I had gathered some packaging after many purchases of eggs, I decided to bring them all into my large composting bin. I didn’t try wetting it; I just buried them under the kitchen waste and the soil. Then, I just went on with my usual routine and just kept adding to the composting bin until I was able to get some proper compost material.
Once it was time for me to empty the bin, I dumped it all into a large sack. I tried digging through the material and see if there was any trace of the egg packaging left. Although you couldn’t find any boxes of the packaging, you could still find some of the plant fibers which what the egg packaging was made of. The compost worked pretty well and they made my plants really healthy. This green packaging phenomenon should really catch on with other companies.I will try to check out more of the company’s products and try switching on to them in the future.
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