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Reusable bags made from Lenzing Modal® Cellulose

Fruit and vegetables are in for a new look! The reusable Packnatur® cellulose bag made from FSC-certified beechwood is the latest fashion for fruit and vegetables, made from 100% wood...

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Naturally creative and passionately innovative

Helmut Meininger founded the VPZ Verpackungszentrum – a company that sells food packaging – in Graz in 1982. Our portfolio is still traditional and includes paper bags, films, nets and trays. In 1989, Susanne Meininger took over the reins...

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'Bio-ingenious' packaging

To avoid the issue of packaging that litters our world, VPZ – driven by company owner, Susanne Meininger – has been working to develop 'clean' packaging since 1982...

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Compostable beechwood cellulose tube netting

Using compostable and recyclable packaging not only limits the drain on fossil fuels, such as crude oil, but also allows biodegradable substances to enter the supply chain. VPZ has managed to develop...

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Organic wineglass labels

And difficult to please. So what happens when we're far from happy with the labels available on the market? We simply decide to develop our own. Organic labels, naturally in line with what we believe a label should be...

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Omnipac wood pulp

We want strawberries to be happy, because after all, the strawberry is the queen of all berries. For too long, this fruit has been penned up in plastic punnets – but an end is now in sight! Bruised and squishy...

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Chinet – environmentally friendly disposable cellulose tableware

Mention disposable tableware and images of piles of rubbish often spring to mind. However, there's a way this can be avoided – with Chinet's environmentally-friendly disposable cellulose tableware...

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Tableware made from sugar cane bagasse

Marsway Food + Nature's tableware is composed of 99.5% sugar cane bagasse. The other 0.5% represents natural binding agents. An economic alternative for serving fast food...

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Bioware

Nature holds the key for the to-go market. Bioware packaging is manufactured from Nature WorksTM PLA. Smoothies, iced coffee and salads can now be dressed up to go in attractive, environmentally friendly packaging...

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Bags of strength

Carrier bags made out of starch bring many benefits. They are rip-resistant and oil-, fat- and waterproof. And after carrying your groceries home, they can also be used as a bag...

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Use of natural dyes

The 'Colors of Nature' research project run by the Institute for Textile Chemistry and Textile Physics at Innsbruck University will include research into plant dyes and the fundamentals for their use in industry...

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Alginsulate foam

Seaweed has a whole load of hidden talents! It can be turned into body lotion or fabric, and can now also be used to produce an environmentally friendly foam...

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Biopolymers

Biopolymers may look like conventional plastic, but they are actually made from plant-derived raw materials. This concept has made the idea of a plastic-free world conceivable...

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Forum Barcelona

The architect Gustau Gili designed the 'Ethical Bank' and 'You consume, you decide!' installations for the Forum Barcelona 04. These award-winning works of art...

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Transpackaging

The exhibition staged by Bettina Reichl and Constantin Luser for VPZ in the Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten focuses on the interplay between business, science, society and art...

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Sustainable, traditional packaging

The world of packaging in Vietnam is still unscathed. Sustainable raw materials such as banana and lotus leaves, bamboo, rice straw or palm leaves are used as packaging in Vietnam...

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Paper bread bag designs are put to music

The paper bags in which bread rolls are sold represents a fundamental type of packaging. Hundreds of thousands of them are used every day in Austria...

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Packaged to impress

Fashion made from packaging? Don't mind if I do! 'Verpackte Mode' (lit. packaged fashion) was developed in association with designer Bettina Reichl and is continuing to push fashion items made from packaging material into the spotlight...

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