Sugar cane, bamboo, cotton are being used in disposable products
As the EU prepares for legislation requiring a significant reduction in plastic waste to go into effect and several similar regulations are under review in the U.S., the nonwovens industry is trying to figure out what these new statutes mean for products like diapers, wipes and fem hy products.
One Earth is a newly patented tea bag that is certified biodegradable and compostable. It is sourced from sugar cane, and is non-GMO, allergy free and plastic free.
A paper-based lid for wet wipes packaging, Haso Cap can eliminate 80% of plastics from wet wipes packaging. Each year 14,000 tons of polypropylene-based waste is generated by the flip-top lids of wet wipes.
A plastic-free, organic feminine hygiene brand, Natracare has become a member of 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of its annual turnover to organizations that exist to protect the environment.
Made of fully biodegradable bamboo, Mammoth Wipes have recyclable packaging. They are 25 times bigger than an average facial wipe and designed to clean the whole body.
The latest major diaper brand to launch a natural-based product, Huggies debuted Special Delivery diapers in July. These diapers are made with plant-based materials (23% by weight) like sugar cane.
In May, Procter & Gamble added a tampon and feminine hygiene pad to its Pure line, featuring sustainably sourced cotton. P&G launched Pampers Pure diapers and wipes last year which also incorporate cotton.