Unbee-lievable! Demand for insect protein soars

At Law Print, we know that insect protein is here to stay and is gathering pace at a swift rate. We’ve also been inundated with queries and requests, centred mostly on the most sustainable pet food packaging for this growing trend. 

Around 2,000 insect species are already consumed by humans and domestic animals across the globe as part of their regular diet, due to their high protein content, favourable fats, minerals, and vitamins. Over 2 billion people worldwide enjoy insects as part of their diet. They are most commonly eaten in Africa, Asia and South America, but consumers in Europe and the UK are now demanding insect protein for both themselves and their pets.

Insect based food, pet food and treats are in fact becoming a huge business, and it’s predicted to rise throughout the next few years. The global Insect Protein market was valued at 101.73 Million USD in 2021 and will grow with a CAGR of 23.07% from 2021 to 2027.

One of our forward thinking customers, Yora Pet Foods, conducted some research into the willingness of pet owners to switch over to insect-based diets and found that 12% of pet owners between the ages of 18 and 24 are feeding insect-based diets, compared to just 3% of pet owners ages 35 and up.

Our recyclable PE/PE mono material bags are the perfect solution to pack pet food and treats for brands wanting to meet their sustainability goals. They can still retain the content’s freshness and can be resealed with a zipper feature. They’re durable and lightweight, so you can be sure your carbon footprint is not growing exponentially as you use this packaging solution.


The growth in the edible insect market is mainly driven by factors such as growing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock and poultry, the high nutritional value of insects, low environmental impact over their entire life cycle, and low risk of transmitting zoonotic diseases. Insects require just a fraction of the land, water and feed in comparison to traditional livestock, for the same amount of protein. They can also be farmed in virtually any climate or environment.

Insects contain all nine essential amino acids and include important minerals like iron and calcium, not to mention, that they can be up to 69% protein depending on how they are prepared.

The rise of this industry is startling in pace, and each day we receive more and more enquiries. If you’re in the pet food industry and looking to make the change to insect protein, be assured that we’ll be able to help with the packaging side of things. 

 

If your brand is looking to invest in quality packaging, we will guide you through the entire print process. Providing recommendations along the way to improve efficiency, reduce costs and add untold value to the end product.

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