Of course, everyone wants sustainable packaging, which is great!
This is not a black-and-white story, however…
Research shows that an increasingly large number of consumers consider plastic packaging a no-go.
There are, however, also some critical opinions seeing some advantages. The plastic packaging of a cucumber, for example, allows for a longer shelf life and protects it during transport.
The plastic packaging keeps your chocolate fresh for a longer period of time, whilst the chocolate doesn’t absorb the smell & taste of the cardboard packaging.
We at OOjA have been thinking for a long time whether or not we should flowpack our chocolate sticks.
We’ve carefully studied the pros and cons.
In the end, we decided to go for a win-win situation: flowpacking, but with bioplastics, thus preserving our environment and maintaining the high level of quality of our chocolate at the same time.
Beware: not all bioplastics are biodegradable! (therefore, carefully read the packaging)
The flow pack used by OOjA is made from wood pulp and is home compostable. Please do not throw this flow pack with your residual waste, but with your vegetable and garden waste.