Bamboo paper sleeves
The next step is of course to look for viable alternatives. Paper is the alternative that easily springs to mind. However there is much discussion about the sustainability of paper in terms of CO2 emission compared to plastic. 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.