Made 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. In the face of climate change happening now, Innocent will not contribute to demand for oil. Globally we have to quit fossil fuels, and our contribution is making packaging from plants instead.
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 is the 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.
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. And don’t worry, wheatstraw is gluten free and bagasse is much prettier than it sounds.
Bamboo is a strong and sturdy low impact plant. With the ability to grow upto 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.
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.
Plant based and non toxic inks, dyes and glues - 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.
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