We are experiencing a global plastic dependence crisis.
About 1 garbage truck full is dumped in the ocean every minute. Globally, only 10% of plastic is being recycled and we continue to produce more year on year. Soft plastics (such as wrappers, snack bags and many plastic bags) are not recyclable and are the #1 contaminant in curbside recycling, creating a need and opportunity for an environmentally safe alternative.
Even the most remote areas of the world are littered with microplastics. Animals, coral reefs, waterways and communities are suffering from this plastic pollution, causing long term effects on environmental and public health.
The world is screaming out for a better way. Carapac offers an innovative solution to the plastic problem and a way forward for the world of packaging.
KEEP IT SHRIMPLE
Our team identified endless potential in crustacean shells, an abundant and nutrient rich waste source.
We take prawn, shrimp and crab shells after you are done eating your lovely seafood dish and repurpose the nutrient rich ‘waste’ into a sustainable plastic alternative that can be put into the ground after use.
What’s great about crustacean shells are the amount of benefits they add to sustainable packaging.Naturally embedded with antifungal and antibacterial properties, the material prevents mould or fungi growing on fresh foods. Our packaging actually extends product shelf life, keeping your veggies fresh for longer. Once done with the packaging, it doesn’t have to end up in the bin. Remember those nutrients we mentioned earlier?
Carapac materials are designed to be put back into the earth once they have served their packaging purpose. Acting as a slow release nitrogen fertilizer, the packaging adds many nutrients back into the soil.
You can plant Carapac materials in your gardens or home compost bins.
Our material is also ocean friendly.
Should our packaging end up in the ocean, it will simply dissolve. If swallowed by marine life, it will break down and pass harmlessly.