CAN JUICE CONSUMPTION HELP TACKLE OUR WASTE PROBLEM?

The consumption of vegetables and fruit is an essential part of our diet and invariably produces food waste. This happens on a large scale in the juice industry.

Pomace, the juice press residues, can be transformed into new shapes: a recyclable material that can replace conventional packaging and other environmentally damaging products.

FROM FOOD FOR FOOD – VEGETABLES AND FRUIT PACKAGING MADE OUT OF FOOD WASTE

The material can take on different flexibilities, transparency and stabilities. Through its fusibility it can be transformed into new shapes and replace multi component packaging.

PACKAGING

BAGS, POUCHES AND BOXES MADE OF JUICE PRESS RESIDUES – A NEW WAY OF PROTECTING FRESH FOOD

BUT HOW CAN IT BE RETURNED SENSIBLY TO THE NATURAL CYCLE?

MATERIAL FLOWS

BE PART OF CREATING NEW CYCLES FOR HEALTHIER MATERIAL FLOWS

By transforming pomace into packaging, it can enter new material flows and replace conventional plastic items. If not reused, it can be brought  back to the shop. The material can be recycled and pass into further material cycles.

TRANSFORMATION

After using pomace to create packaging it can be transformed further, either by repurposing and reusing it or through recycling. Once the materials life reaches its end and needs to be disposed of, it should be returned to the collection point at the shop, so it can be recycled into pressed plant pots or melted and used as admixture to create a leather-like material.