Cargill Dow’s innovative line of 100% corn-based bioplastic “NatureWorks Packaging” is now being used by a number of food companies to package fresh produce and salads. Dow Chemicals, a partner in the Cargill Dow company, has a questionable environmental and ethical track record. However, the Natureworks product is making breakthroughs for bioplastic into the food packaging marketplace.
Other companies are using Natureworks PLA to pack fresh fruit: Pac Organic is packaging organic cherries, and organic apples packed in NatureWorks PLA clamshells are now in a leading U.S. grocery chain.
New York City’s Columbia University is using NatureWorks packaging at its campus dining halls for salads, sandwiches and other “to-go” items.
You can purchase Natureworks PLA directly from the Brenmar Company. Packaging solutions using NatureWorks PLA are also available from Clear Lam Thermoforming, Intec Alliance, PPi/Berkley and Basket Ease.