As Climate Conference in Copenhagen Opens: Be Green Packaging and Burgopak Sign Agreement for More Tree Free Green Industrial Packaging

Dec 7, 2009 7:10 PM ET

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) SANTA BARBARA, CA (December 2009) - With the ever-increasing consumer demand for environmentally responsible materials in the product and packaging industries, many new substrates and processes have been brought to market in recent years.  Using buzzwords like sustainable, eco-friendly and recyclable, there is no shortage of companies trying to jump on the green bandwagon.

Committed to eco-social projects and endeavors, Be Green is the first food fiber packaging company to achieve the coveted Cradle to Cradle CertificationCM.  Cradle to Cradle Certification requires the use of environmentally safe and healthy materials, design for material reutilization, renewable energy and energy efficiency, efficient use of water and strategies for social responsibility.

An eco-intelligent alternative to thermoformed and injection molded plastics, their unbleached bulrush pulp enables them to utilize a multitude of readily renewable fibers, including bulrush (cattail reed), bamboo and sugarcane.  The fibers can also be blended to create a customized mixture, suited specifically to the project and product.  Burgopak's knowledge of soy based inks is the perfect solution to cutting through the buzzwords to demonstrate a true dedication to our natural world.

There are, however, a few designers that have a thorough understanding of the production and fulfillment processes, enabling them to see through the greenwashing.  Using a team with many years of manufacturing experience, Chicago packaging design agency Burgopak has established itself as an industry expert, originating practical yet brilliantly compelling structural and graphic designs like Bloomingdale’s “Little Brown Card.”

Burgopak’s new partnership with Santa Barbara-based Be Green Packaging is a natural fit, pairing Burgopak’s energetic designs with Be Green’s molded fiber manufacturing talents.  The relationship will enable Burgopak to engineer custom Be Green components for clients in any market, from packaged foods to electronics to personal care products.

Having won awards in multiple markets, including health and beauty, consumer packaged goods and pharmaceuticals, this design agency continues to prove that there’s room for innovation in the highly competitive package design industry.

Press and product inquiries, please contact:

Megan Havrda

SVP Be Green Packaging


About Be Green Packaging

Our Mission is simple.  Be Green Packaging’s designs, manufacturers, and distributes Cradle-to-Cradle™ certified, tree-free, compostable packaging for the food and industrial packaging industries.

Be Green Packaging, LLC was formed in 2007 based on the ideas of:

  •           Manufacturing sustainable alternatives to standard plastic, foam, and paper food packaging

  •           Distribution through existing distribution channels worldwide

  •           Being price neutral to plastic and many other fiber products

  •           Reducing landfill waste through composting practices and building healthy soils worldwide.

About Burgopak

Founded in London in 2002, Burgopak has design studios across the world including London, Chicago, Berlin, Shenzhen and Tokyo.  Their award-winning, patented BurgopakTM sliding packages offer clients a product presentation that differentiates them from the competition.  The studios offer unrivaled package engineering and intelligent graphic designs, providing the complete package to clients of all sizes.  Burgopak uses industry-leading production and design materials and engages quality control throughout, ensuring that each package is of premium structural integrity and is printed to meet the clients’ exacting standards.