Colombian company Lifepack has found a way to make biodegradable plates from recycled pineapple scraps. The plates also have real seeds in them, and can be planted after use.
Lifepack is the brainchild of Claudia Isabel Barona Bonilla and her husband Andrés Benavides López de Mesa. The couple had the vision to create a product that when planted, or even thrown down as litter, will produce a beautiful flower or plant.
The 100% compostable plateware can germinate plants within 8 days and biodegrade within 3 weeks. Each plant that germinates from a Lifepack will help to filter up to 1 ton of CO2.
Lifepack, which was founded in 2009, does not cut down trees to make their products, they utilise raw pineapple as their base material. Inedible parts of corn and rice, normally thought of as agricultural waste, are also part of the packaging! Using these as materials for the product helps farmers generate more income by selling their “waste” to Lifepack.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living.