The good pack­ag­ing com­pany

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Founded by en­vi­ro­preneur Grant Hall, the Good Pack­ag­ing Com­pany now be­longs to Char­lies, who saw the op­por­tu­nity it rep­re­sents. Good Pack­ag­ing Com­pany bot­tles are made from plant mat­ter, and de­com­pose un­der

con­di­tions of heat and hu­mid­ity. While the tech­nol­ogy ex­ists at the Visy re­cy­cling plant to sep­a­rate these

bot­tles from the other stan­dard plas­tics, there is no fi­nan­cial in­cen­tive to do so as the vol­umes are still too small. In­stead they are bun­dled up with

the rest and shipped to China for re­cy­cling. In its cur­rent form, this ma­te­rial can­not be used to pack­age ef­fer­ves­cent drinks as the gas es­capes, but large com­pa­nies such as

Coca Cola and Pepsi are work­ing on this tech­nol­ogy. Let’s hope the Good Pack­ag­ing Com­pany gets there first.

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