Life in our mobile world, with global trade, tourism and cross-border employment, is subject to constant change. Changes to ways of living are also having an impact on modern catering practices.
Eating food on the go has become increasingly popular. People eat wherever they are, between two appointments or on the way to sport.
As a packaging specialist with decades of experience, igefa has proven expertise and a highly developed product range in the area of disposable, to-go and service packaging.
Our packaging solutions include an impressive range of different sustainable packaging products, which have been produced using resource-saving methods, and which can be recycled in terms of their raw material, production material or for thermal use.
Whether they’re made of chinet, wood, palm leaves, PLA or sugar cane, the selection of biodegradable packaging items is growing constantly.
They are varied, modern, and look beautiful.
Here, palm leaves or sugar cane, for example, is used to create chic, stylish crockery.
Recycled products made of cardboard and paperboard have a surprisingly high level of whiteness, and a chic coffee cup can also be composted after use.
This product area will play an increasingly important role in the future, and is being continuously further developed by us. To this purpose, we are involved in intensive discussions with our manufacturers, and are looking for new sources.
To improve the eco balance of disposable packaging, we work on innovative solutions for a beneficial circular economy of compostable and recyclable materials.
Environmental organisations take a critical view of the observed social trend towards an increasing use of disposable packaging, and due to their short duration of use, prefer re-usable options.
In light of hygiene standards and safety-relevant aspects (the risk of splintering, throwing of containers, etc.) it remains the case that only the light disposable packaging options can be used in many sectors, however.
From our perspective, it is worth investing in product development and the optimisation of the eco balance of disposable packaging.
However, igefa is also working on developing sustainable solutions in the re-usable sector.
We already have good concepts ready for the use of re-usable cups, which can immediately be realised for interested customers.