Green box

By: Ipacs Tamás Date: 2021. 03. 31. 10:51

The success story of eco-friendly packaging only slowed down during the pandemic, but it didn’t stop.

Győrvári Gábor-Indepack

Gábor Győrvári
managing director
Indepack Magyarország

We learned from Gábor Győrvári, managing director of Indepack Magyarország Kft. that 20-22 percent of bars and restaurants are buying biodegradable or compostable packaging. In comparison with 2019, the share of these products in sales was up 20 percent. During the pandemic even those hospitality units started home delivery that hadn’t done it before. Thanks to this the number of the company’s customers increased by 28 percent. Those bars and restaurants play a pioneering role in using eco-friendly packaging that target younger consumers.

New set of values

Szunyog Ágota - Doremi Today

Ágota Szunyog
head of sales
Doremi Today

Ágota Szunyog, head of sales at Doremi Today told Trade magazin that festivals and street food joints are the biggest users of disposable packaging, cups, plates, cutlery, etc., so they were also the first to realise the need to go greener. The most frequently used eco-friendly raw materials are sugar cane, polylactic acid (PLA) and paper. In the case of PLA- and paper-based packaging the designs can be logoed.

Sánta András-Gastron

András Sánta
sales manager

András Sánta, sales manager of Gastron informed that demand for green solutions increased in spite of the pandemic. In the last 12 months a large part of partners’ orders were for biodegradable packaging designs. The company follows the latest packaging trends with both Gastron and Box Again, manufacturing the products with cutting-edge technology. Recently partner demand has surged for foam boxes.

Gábor Győrvári said: Indepack has been offering green alternatives to basically every kind of packaging solution for about 2 years. They are already in the 2nd phase, where the goal is to replace packaging designs in which paper boxes utilise shrink wrap to keep the humidity inside with a plastic-free, but fat-resistant product – a good example of this is the Flamobox product line.


Ágota Szunyog underlined that sugar cane, PLA and paper packing can all be composted by using industrial technology. This year Doremi started the collection of packaging waste from bars and restaurants. The packaging of delivered food tries to follow the latest serving trends and styles. Still, users shouldn’t forget that the main goal here is to take the food from point A to point B without spilling or getting cold. Doremi Today can serve a wide range of catering concepts with compostable packaging solutions, e.g. small plates, bowls and cups in several colours. //

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Packaging follows the same trends as its contents. The new to-go containers that were launched in the last few months guarantee in many different ways that you can hold your food and drink in one hand and you can eat using the other.

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