exploring tradtional materials for food items

Since we are all here from different parts of the world … i thought we should explore different packaging materials that are used for perishable items.

whaddya think?

tradtional manmade materials!

i thought we should explore different packaging materials that are used for perishable items.

It’s all “perishable”

As a fifty-something year old North American, I grew up with cellophane, waxed-paper, and cardboard, for grain products; steel cans, and glass jars, and bottles, for the rest. Aluminum cans, and polyethylene bottles came along later.

hmmm … leaves mostly banana are mostly used to wrap food here in pakistan … also vegetable fibres,bamboo and ratan are popular choices in the rural areas.

is this involved in the “carton for eggs” project?

I seem to remember getting a ton of posts in every forum about you needing to design Packaging for eggs…
Is this part of the same project?

At least you didn’t throw a post on this class assignment in every forum.

I’m trying to figure out just how common the bag, as packaging for milk, is.

My grandparents (and parents, for a while) grew up with milk coming in glass jars. In the United States today, milk comes either in 1-gallon PE jugs, or quart cartons – In Canada, it’s possible to find such things, but it’s nothing like common.

Far and away, most milk in Canada comes in bags. (I don’t know who the kid is; that was the only decent image on Google.) Every Canadian household has one of those containers designed specifically for the 1.3 liter bags, and every canadian knows what it is. There’s even a market for little razor blades in molded housings so that you can snip the corner off (to pour) without looking for scissors.

Some american friends of mine, on seeing this mysterious bag in my refrigerator, we first puzzled, then shocked, then refused to drink it (they thought it was the reconsitituted dried stuff).

In all my research, it seems that only Canada and Eastern Europe do this, and (according to a colleague) some parts of South America.

Any thoughts?

(o, and before anyone asks, the single-servings of milk you get at cafeterias are the same cartons as everywhere else. We don’t have tiny little bags. :slight_smile: )

[edit] just noticed “traditional”. I think the traditional packaging for milk is a cow. However, I grew up with this, so it’s traditional to me.

It is interesting to see what older generations considered sanitary. this post could also follow the differences in traditional vs. clean materials. Some things were traditional but maybe not too FDA clean - ie. newspaper at the fishmarket.

Nooria, Maybe a time line could be drawn in the sand for what you would call traditional? For example before Zip-lock-bag vs after zip-lock?

Waxpaper is great for a lot of things, but younger generations do not consider it.

Bags of milk are awesome by the way.