This is a breaking news that concern players in the food industry. By players, I mean people who have a thing or more to do with food especially packaging.

Either you are an online food vendor or you have a walk in restaurant or you have a hotel facility where people buy food and take out or you are an event planner, then you must have heard this news as it is trending.

Ok, we won’t assume you all have heard it so we will say it here.

The Lagos State Government to ban the use of syfoam for food packaging.


(Some may say, well, my business is not in Lagos and this won’t affect me)


Of course, it may not affect non-Lagos located food business but it’s just a matter of time.


Taking effect immediately, there will no longer be styrofoam packs popularly called, “takeaway”. It reads, “Most drainage channels in the state are daily clogged up by Styrofoam and other plastics through its indiscriminate distribution and usage despite the regular cleaning and evacuation of the drains with humongous amounts”.


This will call for an alternative solution. And before you think of recyclable plastic, also think of the effect it is already having on the environment and it’s just a matter of time that will become a concern to the government and you can guess what will happen next.

Here’s the holistic solution to the food packaging challenges we are facing globally….

Use ecofriendly alternative solution and what we recommend is “Paper”.

You may want to ask, why should I use “Paper” for packaging my food?

1. Eco-Friendly Choice:

Paper packaging is biodegradable, recyclable, and often made from renewable resources. By choosing paper, you contribute to reducing the environmental impact associated with single-use plastics and other non-biodegradable materials.

2. Brand Image and Customer Appeal:

Many consumers actively seek businesses that adopt eco-friendly practices. Using paper packaging demonstrates your commitment to sustainability, enhancing your brand image and attracting environmentally-conscious customers.

3. Customization Options:

Paper packaging can be easily customized to suit your brand’s aesthetic. Whether you prefer vibrant prints, minimalistic designs, or a natural, organic look, paper allows for versatile branding that enhances your product presentation.

4. Insulation Properties:

Paper packaging provides effective insulation, keeping food at an optimal temperature. Whether it’s hot or cold items, paper helps maintain the desired conditions, ensuring your customers receive their orders just the way they should be.

5. Versatility and Functionality:

Paper is adaptable to various food types and packaging needs. It can be used for a wide range of products, from dry goods to takeout containers. Plus, advancements in paper packaging technology have led to the development of innovative solutions suitable for different food items.

6. Cost-Effective:

Paper packaging can often be a cost-effective choice for businesses. It’s readily available, and the production processes are well-established, making it a budget-friendly option, especially for smaller businesses.

7. Regulatory Compliance:

Paper packaging typically complies with food safety regulations. It provides a reliable and safe option for packaging food items without compromising on health and safety standards.


By incorporating paper packaging into your food business, you not only contribute to environmental conservation but also align your brand with the values that modern consumers appreciate. It’s a practical and sustainable choice that benefits both your business and the planet.


So, while the news come as shocking, I believe it’s the beginning of a sustainable practice in the food packaging industry. Embrace sustainable solutions, start using paper packaging for your food business.


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