Bamboo paper sleeves
The next step is of course to look for viable alternatives. Paper is the alternative that easily comes to mind. One of the ways to reduce plastics is to replace it by other sustainable materials, such as paper from sustainable sources. A big advantage of paper is that it can be easily recycled or composted and cannot cause any harm in the environment. We found an interesting alternative in bamboo paper sleeves.
We have made a footprint calculation comparing this sleeve to regular plastic and paper sleeves. From this comparison we know that, based on production the footprint of the bamboo sleeve is approximately 30% higher than the plastic sleeve, whereas the footprint of a regular paper sleeve is appr. 75% higher. This makes the bamboo paper very interesting since it is recyclable as well as bio degradable and will not cause any problems to the environment.