25 October 2010

a stack of paper pulp packaging

One factory's waste becomes protective packaging for delicate goods. Molded pulp packaging can be made entirely of waste material from the paper industry. The process by which it is manufactured is reasonably environmentally friendly as the recycled material needs only the addition of water. It is naturally grey or brown, depending on the raw material. Brown pulp is typically made up of high quality craft paper, whereas grey pulp is composed of recycled newsprint and is not quite as sturdy or resilient.

Image from MPFDP