Innocent Packaging

Innocent Packaging produces disposable food packaging made from plants. It is the first packaging company in Australasia to only produce plant-based packaging.

Since 2013, the company has provided a wide range of plant based compostable alternatives to petrochemical based packaging.

Plates and takeaway containers are made from wheat straw (waste left over after the production of wheat). The process creates muddy wastewater which is used on the company’s worm farm.

smartass, the company’s toilet paper, is tree-free and made from bagasse (waste from processing sugar) and fast-growing bamboo. For every carton sold it plants a tree with partner Million Metres.

Cups, bowls and lids are lined with poly lactic acid (corn starch), which uses 80% less greenhouse gases.

Innocent Packaging aims to see as much organic and packaging waste diverted away from landfill as possible. It partners with waste management companies, councils and event organisers to provide customers with zero waste solutions.

Innocent Packaging is a finalist in the Going Circular category of the 2017 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards.