• The Rise of Eco-Friendly Packaging: How Plant Fiber Materials are Revolutionizing the Industry
    2023-03-29 The Rise of Eco-Friendly Packaging: How Plant Fiber Materials are Revolutionizing the Industry
    For many years, packaging products have been made from various materials such as wood, paper, plastic, and metal. However, with the increase in environmental concerns, these materials have been criticized for their negative impact on the environment. Trees are being cut down at an alarming rate, plastic waste is polluting the ocean, and metal products require a lot of energy to produce. As a result, more and more companies are turning to sustainable alternatives, such as renewable plant fiber materials. Renewable plant fiber materials are made from a variety of sources such as bamboo, sugarcane bagasse, wheat straw, and rice husk. These materials are often considered waste products from other industries and are therefore a sustainable and eco-friendly option for packaging. For example, sugarcane bagasse is a by-product of the sugar production process, and bamboo is a fast-growing plant that requires no fertilizers or pesticides. Traditional packaging materials such as wood and paper require cutting down trees, which can contribute to deforestation and habitat destruction. According to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), as of December 2021, the total area of FSC-certified forests in the United States was 39.5 million hectares (97.5 million acres). This represents approximately 10% of the total forest area. Plastic packaging, on the other hand, is a major contributor to ocean pollution and can take hundreds of years to break down. Metal packaging products require a lot of energy to produce and can be difficult to recycle. So taking everything into consideration, molded fiber packaging is an eco-friendly and sustainable option for packaging. Compared with traditional packaging materials, plant fiber packaging has many advantages. First and foremost, this kind of packaging is compostable, biodegradable, and often made from renewable resources. Additionally, plant fiber packaging is more durable than traditional paper packaging, making it suitable for a range of products. Finally, plant fiber packaging is customizable, and can be molded into various shapes and sizes, making them ideal for a range of products, allowing companies to create unique and attractive packaging that stands out on the shelf. As the world becomes more conscious of its environmental impact, sustainable packaging options such as plant fiber materials will become more popular. Many leading brands are already making the switch to plant fiber packaging, and it is expected to become a major trend in the packaging industry. Consumers are increasingly demanding sustainable products, and companies that fail to adapt will be left behind. In conclusion, plant fiber materials such as bamboo and bagasse are excellent alternatives to traditional packaging materials. As the world becomes more environmentally conscious, it is important for companies to consider the impact of their packaging and make the switch to sustainable options. Plant fiber packaging is the future, and it is up to compa...
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  • YUTOECO total plant fiber visible food container offers new solution for the food industry
    2023-03-13 YUTOECO total plant fiber visible food container offers new solution for the food industry
    With the coming of spring, camping is becoming a popular choice for an outside journey. However, finding a container to contain the foods has become a problem. If we choose home-use tableware, washing them will be difficult, while choosing disposable plastic containers will cause environmental pollution. In addition, other eco-friendly food containers can not meet consumer needs for both visibility and environmental protection. In order to provide clients with a perfect camping experience, YUTOECO self-developed a total plant fiber food container solution with a transparent lid, featuring a fresh appearance, eco-friendly materials, excellent fogging resistance and heat insulation. This series of plant fiber containers feature 3 different colors and styles. Consumers can choose different styles according to the food, which can better integrate the foods and containers. For brand clients, we can also add different pulp materials, such as coffee grounds, into the pulp to be better integrated with clients’ brand philosophy. With the features of light, thin, and easy to stack, it is convenient for consumers to bring them to camping places. The transparent film is made from wooden fiber, features antifog, waterproof, transparent, heat seal, etc., which can be biodegraded in natural conditions. Haloge-free makes it meet the standards of food contact packaging materials. Camping and picnics are great ways to go out in spring, and desserts make spring picnics even sweeter. Yutong Environmental Protection appeals to everyone to actively use environmentally friendly containers during the journey, eliminate waste that is difficult to degrade, create a sustainable lifestyle, and continue the beautiful scenery of nature.
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  • YUTOECO Launched 3 Innovative PFAS-free Molded Fiber Catering Packaging Solutions
    2023-01-06 YUTOECO Launched 3 Innovative PFAS-free Molded Fiber Catering Packaging Solutions
    With the plastic packaging ban in the global market and the increase in consumers' awareness of environmental protection, the market needs for innovative plant fiber packaging has also been increasing. While due to the unbiodegradable performance of PFAS, it is called the "Forever Chemical". At present, the control for PFAS has become more and more strict in the global market. Many countries and regions, such as China, the EU, many states of the US, and Japan, have launched laws to forbid the use of PFOS and PFOA. According to the US consumer report in August 2020, this kind of substance can stay in the human body for a very long time and affects human health. YUTOECO keeps up with the pace of the market and times, continuously increasing the investments for the R&D of new technologies and new processes to improve the quality and safety of our products. After continuous research and development, YUTOECO has launched 3 innovative PFAS-free solutions for molded fiber catering packaging, including additive in pulp, lamination and dip-coating. Additive in Pulp · Without leakage under 20-70℃ within 30 minutes (* Different PFAS-free agents feature different temperature ranges) · Oven safe · No need to change the current production line · The PFAS-free formulations have passed the BPI certificates, which is home compostable Lamination · Without performance change and grease leakage under -20-180℃ (Different lamination solutions feature different temperature ranges) · High-barrier performance allows a long-time waterproof and greaseproof · Diversified lamination solutions to choose (PLA, PBAT, EVOH, PE, etc.) · No need to change the current production line Dip coating · Without leakage under 95℃ within 30 minutes · Prevent the rice from sticking on the container, wearproof · Microwave and oven safe · Home compostable Besides focusing on environmental protection and replacing plastic, YUTOECO always put food safety on top. PFAS-free plant fiber catering packaging is not only the alternative to traditional single-use plastic food containers, but also it can effectively reduce the harm of food packaging to the human body and the environment. In the future, YUTOECO will continuously innovate and research to provide clients with more eco-friendly renewable and biodegradable food packaging.
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  • Biodegradable tableware has significant market potential!
    2022-07-21 Biodegradable tableware has significant market potential!
    On June 30, 2020, Mcdonald's announced that thousands of canteens located in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, will stop using plastic straws. Consumers can drink the cold drink directly with the new style of the lid. This measure will reduce about 400 tons of plastic per year. Nowadays, Mcdonald's has upgraded their cup lids, allowing consumers to drink cola and juice without straws. What's more, Starbucks and HEYTEA were also reducing the use of disposable plastic straws. In April 2019, Starbuck stopped using plastic straws in Shanghai and Shenzhen. For normal drinks, consumers could use a new-developed cup lid for drinking directly; for other drinks that need straws, Starbuck provides paper straws for drinking. According to the media, as of Dec. 31, 2019, Starbuck had finished changing the disposable straw in all their stores in China, which can realize their promise of stopping using plastic straws in China before 2020. HEYTEA began to promote paper in 2019. According to the report, as of the end of 2019, about 14.4% of consumers choose paper straws as their favorite types. According to data from iiMedia Research, the scale of the takeaway industry increased so fast in recent years, and the takeaway scale reached 653.6 billion in China in 2019. The development of the takeaway industry brings a lot of convenience to our daily lives, while a large amount of tableware uses takeaway bags also accelerates environmental pollution. In early 2019, Zhanglei, Shanghai CPPCC member and market supervision bureau deputy director, said that the takeaway industry increased so fast, about 2 million orders per day, needing lots of tableware and bags, which caused new white pollution. Meituan and ELEME are also aware of the problem of environmental pollution in the takeaway industry. For example, Meituan held an event called "Qingshan Plan" in 2017 to promote the environmentally friendly process of the takeaway industry, including adding a selection of "Don't need tableware", using paper to replace plastic, establishing a special fund for environmental protection, etc. YUTOECO is also listed on the first batch of the green packaging recommendation lists. According to industry insiders, reducing plastic use on straws is easy to realize, such as changing the design of cup lids or replacing the plastic straw with paper straws. While reducing the use of plastic meal boxes also faces the problem of high costs and raw material shortage. Nowadays, we mainly use plastic meal boxes in China, such as PP, PS, PET, etc. All materials mentioned above are recyclable, but citizens' awareness of garbage sorting is still weak, which causes it hard to recycle. The cost of biodegradable tableware is once or twice higher than plastic meal boxes. Many large corporations will cost thousands of money only to replace plastic straws. However, environmental protection is urgent! According to the announcement of Further Strengthen the Dealing of Plastic Pollution Opinions launc...
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  • New disposable tableware: Pulp molded cutleries
    2022-07-21 New disposable tableware: Pulp molded cutleries
    Due to the low price, disposable plastic cutleries bring us many conveniences to our daily life. You may see disposable knives, forks and spoons everywhere, especially in western-style restaurants. While on the contrary, plastic cutleries also have their defects. For some plastic tableware with polystyrene, if the temperature is over 60℃, the plastic tableware will release harmful substances, such as benzene, which is harmful to our human body. Although plastic cutleries provide us with many conveniences, it is harmful to our health and causes environmental pollution. After using the disposable plastic tableware, we throw it away into the environment. This kind of product can not be reused and is hard to biodegrade, which means it causes uncountable environmental pollution. Many companies have begun to produce biodegradable eco-friendly knives, forks, and spoons made from PLA. Compared with traditional plastic cutleries, these PLA plastic products can be biodegraded, effectively reducing plastic pollution. While PLA cutleries can not bear high temperatures, they will soften under high temperatures over 80℃. Besides, PLA products need a special condition to be biodegraded. Pulp molding is a new concept that has become popular in recent years. This kind of product is 100% biodegradable and compostable, which will not affect the environment. Pulp molded products are made from natural materials, such as bamboo and bagasse. With the pulp molded process, the plant fiber is input to the molding machine through a pipe to initial forming and then transferred to a hot-press machine for molding. The disposable knives, forks, and spoons are all made with pulp molded processing. However, due to the complex production processes, these production costs will also increase. But it will reduce the white pollution of the environment to a certain extent. Will you choose pulp molded cutleries?
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  • Biodegradable coffee cups will become a trend in the future!
    2022-07-21 Biodegradable coffee cups will become a trend in the future!
    Coffee isn't an unfamiliar drink for everyone. In recent years, the coffee industry has increased fast. According to global coffee consumption data, the coffee consumption was 10.16 million tons, an increase of 0.7%. As people's living standards improved and deeply knowing about the coffee culture, the consumption of coffee in China also shows an increasing trend. According to statistics, China's coffee consumption was growing at an average annual rate of 15%, which is much higher than the global growth speed of 2%. Moreover, the coffee market will reach a scale of 1000 billion in 2025. With the rapid growth of the global coffee market, the use of coffee cups is also increasing. According to the report of the British Parliament, about 2.5 billion paper cups were abandoned per year only in Britain. As the coffee culture becomes more and more popular, the need for disposable coffee cups is increasing; there will be 5 billion paper cups abandoned per year within 7 years. As a result, environmental pollution will become more serious gradually. BMG did a survey that interviewed 1500 people and concluded that over half of the interviewers support the coffee cup tax. In addition, the Ireland environment minister announced in 2019 that Ireland would collect tax from consumers who use disposable paper cups to promote the paper cups' recycling and reuse, and to reduce the resources wastes. Why does the European environmental protection administration promulgate such strict policies on disposable coffee cups? The reason is that this kind of cup is difficult to recycle. People often abandon disposable cups everywhere, which is not easy for centralized processing. Besides, the disposable cup is not totally made of paper, but has a layer of film on its surface to resist water, which is made with plastic and polyethylene. If we want to recycle this kind of cup, we should initially separate the paper and film. However, only two companies have the technology in England, and can only dispose of 500 million cups per year, and no solution for the rest 2 billion cups. Some coffee leaders take many eco-friendly measures to reduce forest waste to respond to the government, such as encouraging customers to bring cups by themselves or recycle those cups they used, which gained some results. However, according to a report, although 4/5 of consumers are willing to abandon the cups to the recycling box, less than 0.25% of cups were recycled. The reason is, as mentioned before, this kind of cup is difficult to recycle. The only thing they did was the collection. As a consequence, the ultimate solution to this problem is to change the material of paper cups. In recent years, many pulp molded companies have begun developing biodegradable coffee cups to reduce the environmental pollution caused by disposable cups, made of bagasse, bamboo, and PLA, etc. This kind of product can be 100% biodegraded only under natural conditions. As a leading sustainable packaging company, YUTOECO...
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  • Pack Expo | YUTOECO invites you to create new sustainable future together
    2022-09-29 Pack Expo | YUTOECO invites you to create new sustainable future together
    Pack Expo International will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, USA, from October 23 to 26, 2022. As a corporate brand of YUTO that focuses on environmentally friendly packaging and sustainable development, YUTOECO is committed to creating green life for everyone and will bring diversified sustainable packaging solutions to participate in this exhibition. (Booth No.: 27024  Hall: West Building) Pack Expo International is the largest and most authoritative packaging expo in North America. Since its establishment in 1995, it has developed into the largest packaging exhibition in North America, which is a highly influential professional exhibition in the global packaging industry. During this expo, YUTOECO will display a variety of eco-friendly packaging solutions for different applications, including catering packaging, consumer electronics packaging, skincare & healthcare packaging, food packaging, etc. With various and innovative surface processes, unique forming processes and packaging structure designs, it enables brands' packaging to be unique on the sustainability side. Eco-friendly surface processes, unique box designs, diversified lamination solutions, etc. Come and you will be inspired! Green Life for Everyone! YUTOECO team looks forward to exploring the packaging innovation road with you! Be there or be square!
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  • Exploring the infinite possibilities of sustainable packaging
    2022-07-25 Exploring the infinite possibilities of sustainable packaging
    Sustainability has become a hot topic in current society. It also has an important influence on the packaging industry. Nowadays, green packaging has been widely used in various industries. People not only focus on the profits the packaging brings them, but also care about the sustainable development of balancing the economy and environment. No matter from which aspect of packaging, commercial or environmental protection, sustainable packaging will be a good choice. What is sustainable packaging? This concept has evolved from ecologically sustainable development. Sustainable packaging refers that it needs to obey the rules of the sustainability of energy and substance during the packaging process, which needs to ensure the raw material is renewable, the energy consumption of production is low, low environmental pollution and recyclable. In many developed European countries, more and more people have realized the serious problem that packaging brings to the environment, and have taken many positive measures. For example, Germany introduced Packaging Regulations; Belgium promulgated National Ecology Law; EN requires the packaging recycling rate to reach 85%, etc. According to statistics, during the use of a product, the environmental cost has a portion of 80% depending on the packaging. To solve the environmental problem caused by packaging, sustainable packaging has become a good choice. In principle, sustainable packaging needs to meet the profits of the environment, function and economy at the same time. Besides considering packaging structure, market effect, shelf effect, and consumer acceptance, we also need to forecast the environmental influence during the production and use of eco-friendly packaging, as well as the recycling problem of waste packaging. First, the packaging materials of sustainable packaging must be safe for humans, animals and the environment. This requirement is not only while using the packaging, but also embodies the whole circular chain of packaging production, use, and recycling. In addition, sustainable packaging must be low energy consumption. During the production process, we need to reduce the use of packaging materials, energy consumption, and rationally use the transportation and storage space, shorten the degradation time of waste packaging materials. What's more, sustainable packaging also should coincide with circular development. In the fierce market competition, rationally using renewable materials (renewable paper, renewable pulping, etc.) can reduce power consumption and costs and realize the circular development of packaging. With the development of technology, Actually, we can see sustainable packaging everywhere. For example, in 2006, Americans used corn as the raw material to produce drink bottles, socks, etc. These kinds of products are made from plant fiber materials, which are easily recycled and biodegraded. To a certain extent, the packaging produced in pursuit of maximizing commercial interests h...
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  • 2022-07-25 "Replace plastic with paper" will become a new trend in the packaging industry
    With the implementation of the “Plastic Ban”, finding alternatives to plastic packaging and plastic straws has become a hot point. The disposable plastic straws disappeared from the national beverage chains. Instead, the use of bioplastic and pulp molded products began to increase. Food containers for fast foods, consumer electronics, cosmetics, etc., play important roles in environmental protection. On the aspect of market scale, according to the data by Global market insights Inc., the global scale of the pulp molded market is 3.4 billion in 2019. And Asia-Pacific is the largest area for the global pulp molded packaging industry with a market share of about 40%. In January 2020, China thoroughly limited the use of non-biodegradable plastic. Some famous chain stores, such as Starbucks, Macdonald’s and HEYTEA, gradually reduced the use of plastic straws, and used paper straws or direct drinking lids to replace them. As an alternative to food packaging, the applications of pulp molded products are highly approved by the market. With the implementation of the detailed requirements of the plastic ban and increasing human environmental protection awareness, paper will become an economical and eco-friendly material to use for packaging. In the future, replacing plastic with paper will become a trend in the packaging industry. Although the market scale of the pulp molding industry is small now in China, it has large development potential. With the implementation of the plastic ban, the permeability of molded pulp will reach 30% in the plastic packaging market in 2025, and the capacity of the pulp molding market will reach 238.8 billion. Whether it is bioplastic or pulp molded packaging, it is important for high performance and safety. For consumers, the safety of food packaging is a key problem they will consider. Nowadays, many pulp molding companies have begun to focus on technology development and product safety, and set up strategic cooperation with clients to promote these kinds of eco-friendly alternatives, such as PFAS-free pulp molded food containers. On the whole, the pulp molding industry is still developing at a rapid rate in China and with large market potential.
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