Jamaican Me Green: Caribbean distributor switches to paper pulp food packaging


In Jamaica, The Wisynco Group has tapped Plastifar to bring biodegradable, food grade packaging products to the Jamaican market—ahead of the government’s January 2020 ban on Styrofoam.

“Wisynco recognizes that the need for long-term environmentally friendly solutions as an alternative to plastic and foam is imperative,” William Mahfood, chairman of Wisynco Limited tells Jamaica’s The Gleaner. “We are pleased with the new partnership with our neighbors in the Dominican Republic and are proud to be able to offer Jamaicans an affordable and quality product that can meet up to our needs in the food service industry.”

Plastifar’s Bionature line of packaging are made of paper pulp, a carbon-neutral, renewable raw material. Available in six sizes, the packaging is also resistant to grease, steam, and moisture.

“We remain committed to improving the quality of life in Jamaica and feel we can do this through initiatives such as recycling, as well as providing more environmentally friendly packaging,” Mahfood adds.