Top Packaging Startups in the world of biodegradable

When it comes to starting a business, many things to consider. One of the most important decisions you will make is what type of business to start. There are many different types of companies, and each has its advantages and disadvantages.


Location India 

Ecoware is a one-stop-shop for eco-friendly products that are 100% natural, biodegradable, and easily affordable.

Ecoware was founded in 2010. We convert common crop waste into sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics, which have caused untold damage to the environment and adversely impact human health. 100% of our revenue is derived by applying principles of a circular economy. We have 12 sales partners, 23 distributors in India, and 500+ point-of-sales shops.

Toraphene offers Compostable Plastic Alternatives.

Location: London, UK

Team for Biodegradable Packaging Materials

UK-based startup Toraphene creates a fully compostable and biodegradable alternative to synthetic plastics. The pellets made from natural polymers do not provide the strength, heat resistance, and impermeability necessary to replace synthetic plastics for packaging applications.

Toraphene embeds graphene into natural polymers to improve barrier properties and strength. Thanks to the higher resilience of Toraphene’s materials, packaging businesses can make their solutions thinner, lighter, and cheaper.


Notpla is a sustainable packaging startup founded in 2014. A combination of designers, chemists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. We create advanced packaging solutions made from seaweed and other natural materials as an alternative to single-use plastic.

We received multiple awards and grants from Innovate UK and the Ellen Macarthur Foundation for our innovative product “Ooho” – an edible and fully biodegradable sachet. Our portfolio has now extended with multiple innovation solutions.

Algotek prepares Algae-based Formulations.

Location: Portland, US

Reach out for Sustainable Plastic Alternatives

Algotek is a startup that develops an algae-based alternative to single-use plastics. The process collects algae and converts it into a biodegradable plastic material without producing any hazardous byproducts. This material is suitable for various applications, from thin foil structures like paper tinsel to durable plastic containers.

Algotek’s plastic is customizable for different degradation times, from instant degradation in touch with water to long-term stable products. Asunder from the biodegradable qualities of the material, the capability to cultivate algae anywhere in the world avoids the need for a vast transportation network compared to petrochemical plastics. This reduces the material’s carbon footprint, providing packaging companies with sustainable alternative single-use plastics.

Back to Nature creates Eco-Friendly Food Packaging.

Location: Dubai, UAE

Partner for Compostable Food Packaging

Back to Nature is a startup in the United Arab Emirates that produces compostable food packaging products. The startup uses various materials from natural sources and agricultural waste streams to create compostable foodservice packaging. These raw materials include bagasse suitable for hot and cold food, corn PLA (polylactic acid) for cold foods and drinks, and the wheat straw that is oil-proof and high-temperature resistant.

Back to Nature offers a variety of biopolymer packaging solutions, including compostable cutlery made from birch wood sourced from replanted trees in farmed forests, bamboo food packaging with poly-coating that creates moisture, and grease-resistant, microwavable, sturdy, food-grade, and recyclable. This wide variety of biopolymer packaging helps make the switch to sustainable packaging more widespread in restaurants, canteens, online stores, stores, and others related to food services.

BlockTexx recovers Biopolymers from Textile Waste

Location: Manly, Australia

Work with BlockTexx for Textile Waste Upcycling

Australian cleantech startup BlockTexx regains biopolymers from textile and clothing waste to deliver them as raw materials for materials, packaging, and building outcomes. The startup’s proprietary technology converts cloth materials into high-value substances like polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and cellulose for reuse in fresh products.

BlockTexx recovers textile waste from landfills and turns it into sustainable products. It helps the shift to a circular economy for the textile, packaging, building, pharmaceutical, and food industries.

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Vihaan Nagal

संवेष्टन अभियान्ता | Packaging Engineer | Verpackung Ingenieur *Free time blogger *Believe in packaging reform (say naa to orthodox packaging) My life lies between degradable and non-degradable material.

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