What makes our food packaging

eco friendly and sustainable?

Biodegradability

A very important sustainability factor - the sooner the material biodegrades the better it is for the environment. OMW

products degrade (in soil) in less than 50-60 days after the products are disposed.

Compostable

A great product which not only acts as functional dinnerware but after being disposed acts as plant fertiliser as

well. A great reason to use OMW tableware.


Strength

Currently OMW disposables are the strongest biodegradable material available and can withstand weights of up

to 2-3 Kgs making it the most suitable catering product.

Resistance

OMW products do not transfer heat or cold and will maintain their shape. This makes our products great for

catering.

Microwave / oven safe
It is completely safe to heat OMW natural food packaging in the microwave.

Materials
Fire Wood

Wood

One of the commonly used replacements for single use plastics in the hospitality industry. Processed wood pulp makes for highly sturdy food packaging, cups as well as cutlery.  

Corn

Corn Starch

Starch is a key element of plant starch (PSM) and polylactic acid (PLA) based materials. Those materials have similar physical properties to plastic with the benefit of being biodegradable. They are also referred to as bioplastics.

Image by DDP

Wheat

Used for food packaging and drinking straws, wheat straw or hay is an agricultural left over. If sourced and processed sustainably it is a great example of the benefits of the circular economy and its key principle of considering waste as a resource.

Image by Victoria Priessnitz

Sugar Cane

Similar to straw, bagasse is a fully biodegradable material and mostly considered agricultural waste from sugar cane. The fibre is used for disposable food packaging and plates.