Scoby packaging material
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Scoby packaging is a biological, fully edible, fully recyclable solution that can be grown by producers to wrap their products and bring them to market with zero waste. The basis of the material is scoby, the living home for bacteria and yeast used to make kombucha tea. The scoby is fed agricultural waste, forming a sheet of material without the need of sunlight, which is dried.
The material is suitable to store dry or semi-dry foods, from nuts to salads. After use, the nutritious membrane can be eaten or composted, serving as natural fertiliser or a probiotic drink.
Scoby is available in various shapes, like a sachet, bag, tray and a bowl.