Kraft 101

Kraft 101

The largest market for plastics by far is packaging materials. These items generally have an average use time of fewer than six months. Packaging materials account for almost half of all plastic waste generated globally and the vast majority of that waste ends up in a landfill or the environment.

A holistic approach needs to be taken that ensures we are rethinking the need for single-use plastic materials. Although there is no escaping single-use packaging imminently, the materials used to produce these items can considerably affect the environment for the better.

One of the best alternatives to single-use plastics and most eco-friendly options is Kraft.  Kraft paper or board can be produced using all types of wood pulp.  It can be used to make a variety of food packaging items which include but not limited to takeaway containers, cups and straws.  Kraft also serves as a substitute for bagasse – that’s not bad for a product made entirely from waste.


Kraft packaging items are not only are better for the environment because they are biodegradable and compostable, but they are also aesthetically appealing too.

Here are a few facts about Kraft paper that’s good to know:




Considering switching from styrofoam or plastic to Kraft packaging?

Check out our range of Kraft takeaway containers, cups and straws.