Sustainable biscuit pack from Brazilian eucalyptus trees


By FoodProcessing Staff
Monday, 07 August, 2017


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US packaging solutions provider Parkside has worked with ethical food brand Rhythm 108, with the brief to develop a pack made from sustainable sources that is fully compostable at the end of its service life.

The result was the launch of the Ooh-la-la tea biscuits pack, a share bag manufactured with a substrate that used Brazilian eucalyptus trees.

Ooh-la-la tea biscuits, which is available in lemon ginger chia, almond biscotti, coconut cookie and double-chocolate hazelnut varieties, are packaged in a triple-layer structure made up of paper, metalised NatureFlex and biopolymer sealant web. The design provides an excellent moisture and oxygen barrier that extends product shelf life to help both retailers and consumers minimise food waste.

The NatureFlex biofilm is created from wood pulp from sustainably sourced eucalyptus plantations in Brazil, where for every tree used, another is planted.

The compostability of the pack is a further bonus for consumers. Parkside conducted four years of research, development and testing before making a breakthrough in compostable multilayer film barrier laminates. The Rhythm 108 pack attained Vincotte’s OK Compost Home and Seeding certification after achieving a high degree of compostability.

Of course we have plenty of eucalyptus trees in Australia, so perhaps we could use them in sustainable, compostable packaging as well.

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