from plants

We are living in the future. The practical use of waste products, the ability to isolate starch molecules, and sustainable agriculture have transformed disposable food packaging into an industry beyond oil. Everything we make at Innocent we can unmake; everything is simply made from plants. From production to disposal, plant products are kind to the environment; they fit in with the circle of natural life. Oil based plastic products are the opposite. Sourcing oil is dangerous - oil spills, super toxic refineries, and a long history of unethical business practice afflicts the fossil fuel industry. Globally, packaging needs to be better, and our contribution is making packaging from plants.

“The essential concept at the heart of Innocent Packaging is to ensure we can unmake everything we make.”

FSC grown or Recycled Paper

Paper is fantastic, but not all trees are grown equal! The Forest Stewardship Council ensures forests are responsibly grown, leaving positive environmental and social impacts. Innocent only uses FSC or recycled paper, this paper can then be recycled again and again or composted too.

Inks, Dyes & Glues

We use plant based and non toxic inks, dyes and glues at Innocent Packaging. Plant products know no bounds, all our inks are soy based and the adhesives we use are made from plants too. We also whiten paper products without bleach - using non toxic oxidation.

Wheatstraw and Bagasse

Officially the waste products from wheat and sugarcane production, the result is a diverse and easily malleable plant material that we can mould into loads of fantastic products. Using only heat and water in production, these materials are super sustainable, toxin free and able to be easily composted after use.

FSC Birchwood

Our wooden range is FSC certified. The Forest Stewardship Council is an independent, not for profit, non-government organisation established to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests

PLA (Poly Lactic Acid)

Plant Plastic! Plastic is simply many long chains of repeating molecules, and with PLA these molecules are derived from corn instead of from fossil fuels. PLA can break down fully, back into organic molecules.

CPLA (Crystalised form of PLA)

Its heat tolerant cousin which maintains the same ability to compost fully but is opaque instead of clear, and a bit more hardy.


Bamboo is a strong and sturdy low impact plant. With the ability to grow up to 4cm an hour, It's one of the fastest growing plants on the planet, and with little to no impact on soil quality it's a beneficial resource.

ASTM D6400 Certified

ASTM D6400 certification covers plastics and products made from plastics that are designed to be composted in municipal and industrial aerobic composting facilities. The properties in this specification are those required to determine if plastics and products made from plastics will compost satisfactorily, including biodegrading at a rate comparable to known compostable materials and that the degradation of these materials will not diminish the value or utility of the finished compost.

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ASTM D6868 Certified

This certification covers mixed material products which include a bioplastic & determines that the product in its entirety is compostable in a commercial facility. In order to compost satisfactorily, the product must demonstrate each of the three characteristics as follows: 1 - Proper disintegration during composting. 2 - Adequate level of inherent biodegradation. 3 - No adverse impacts on the ability of composts to support plant growth.

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DIN EN 13432 Certified

DIN EN 13432 is a European standard, Test scheme and evaluation criteria for the final acceptance of packaging recoverable through commercial composting. The key pass / fail criteria are disintegration, biodegradability, absence of any negative effect on the composting process or key elements of the compost and low level of heavy metals.

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