Zume, the global sustainability solutions company creating molded-fiber substitutes for single-use plastics, has been named one of TIME's Best Inventions of 2022 for its line of PFAS-free packaging developed in partnership with Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals. The annual list from TIME features 200 innovative products that are changing the way we live across the sectors of education, health, finance, social good, transportation and more. To learn more, visit: https://time.com/collection/best-inventions-2022/6228886/zume-solenis-pfas-free-packaging/
300 million tons of plastic waste is produced globally each year. Without a viable alternative, brands are left to continue using plastic or packaging made with harmful chemicals called PFAS which have been linked to health risks including cancer, liver damage, decreased fertility, asthma and thyroid disease.
Zume and Solenis teamed up to create a line of PFAS-free packaging to provide brands with a sustainable solution that also holds up the performance that consumers expect. The line from Zume and Solenis is compostable, made from repurposed natural materials like agricultural waste, and includes a comprehensive lineup of hot cup lids, bowls, plates, premium egg cartons, coffee cup lids, protein trays, and yogurt cups.