Lately, many improvements in sustainable packaging have been made globally, promoting both healthy food and sustainable living. In Thailand, ‘Sprout’ has entered the market. This innovative packaging design is an environmentally-pleasant packaging that aims to make a literally greener planet. The design packs in seeds that encourage consumers to grow native plants.

‘Sprout’ packaging designed by Pat Mangulabnan offers a solution. The packaging -for example for a granola bar- is made using pineapple leaves to make it 100% biodegradable. The ‘Pinyapel’ material has seeds embedded in it, encouraging consumers to plant the packaging after use. This way, they can grow plants in the unit before transferring them into the ground.

Pinyapel is a paper product made from discarded pineapple leaves. Image: Pat Mangulabnan

The ‘Sprout’ packaging is printed with organic soy ink to further enhance its eco-friendly nature. It is paired with an edible starch wrapper offering added protection to the granola during transport and delivery.

The Philippines is considered to be among one the biggest manufacturers of pineapple fruit in the world. Sprout’s innovative packaging will help recycle useless waste and inspire locals to actively make a contribution to the environment.