20 alternatives to plastic packaging materials

by | Aug 13, 2019 | Packaging Design, Strategically thinking through the design process


At the end of last month, July 2019, The Dieline posted a superb visual article written by Natalie Mouradian, Graphic Design Assistant and Editor for The Dieline, which focused on the 20 alternatives to plastic packaging.

As everyone weighs in on the “single use plastic” movement the search is on for different materials for packaging.

And on and on it goes. Everyone is jumping on the “single use plastic” movement.

The Dieline article highlights some of the alternative materials that have been on the rise and which could potentially make great plastic alternatives for the future. See the quick 2 minute read article including all the images associated with these technologies by clicking HERE

20 alternatives to plastic packaging materials

Take a look at some of the materials mentioned in the article below.

  1. Paper Cartons 
  2. Concrete/Stoneware/Ceramics
  3. Soap
  4. Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC)
  5. Seaweed
  6. Paperfoam
  7. Scoby
  8. Leaves
  9. Avocado Pits 
  10. Coconut Husk
  11. Glass
  12. Bamboo
  13. Cork
  14. Wood
  15. Potato Wafer Paper
  16. Mycelium (Mushrooms)
  17. PVA
  18. Metal: Steel / Metal / Aluminum
  19. Paper
  20. FibreForm