Eco-friendly void fill alternatives are becoming increasingly popular as businesses and consumers seek sustainable packaging solutions. Here are some of the best eco-friendly void fill alternatives:

Biodegradable Packing Peanuts: Some companies offer packing peanuts made from biodegradable materials, such as starch or vegetable-based polymers. These dissolve in water and are compostable.

Recycled Paper Void Fill: Void fill made from recycled paper is an excellent eco-friendly option. It can be crumpled, shredded, or formed into various shapes to provide cushioning and fill empty spaces in packages.

Perforated Cardboard: Perforated cardboard provides a simple and cost-effective void fill solution. It can be produced in-house with a Cardboard Shredder / Perforator using surplus used or new cardboard such as used boxes. It can also be crumpled, moulded or formed into various shapes and sizes providing effective cushioning and fill for empty spaces in packages.

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Air Pillows (Biodegradable or Recyclable): Air pillows made from biodegradable materials or recyclable plastics provide a lightweight and effective void fill solution. Some versions are designed to break down quickly in the environment.

Corrugated Bubble Wrap: Corrugated bubble wrap is made from recycled cardboard and provides cushioning similar to traditional bubble wrap. It's an eco-friendly alternative that is also recyclable.

Mushroom Packaging (Mycelium): Mushroom packaging is made from mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms. It is a biodegradable and compostable material that can be molded into various shapes to provide protective void fill.

Recycled Cardboard Inserts: Using recycled cardboard inserts or sheets is a simple and effective way to fill voids in packages while using environmentally friendly materials.

Honeycomb Paper: Honeycomb paper is a sustainable alternative made from paper that is crimped and folded to create a protective wrapping. It is recyclable and biodegradable.

Biodegradable Foam Alternatives: Some companies offer biodegradable foam alternatives that mimic the protective properties of traditional foam but break down more easily in the environment.

Shredded Cardboard or Paper: Shredded cardboard or paper provides a simple and cost-effective void fill solution. It can be produced in-house using recycled materials.

Reusable Packaging Materials: Encouraging the use of reusable packaging materials, such as fabric inserts or inflatable packaging systems that can be reused multiple times, reduces overall waste.

When choosing an eco-friendly void fill alternative, consider the specific needs of your products, the impact on the environment, and the preferences of your customers. Additionally, check for certifications or labels indicating the sustainability of the materials used in the void fill solution.