Amcor unveils compostable packaging partnership

Amcor Global

Monday, 02 August, 2021

Amcor unveils compostable packaging partnership

Amcor has partnered with compostable packaging producer TIPA to bring compostable packaging to Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

The new partnership with TIPA will allow Amcor to locally manufacture, supply and distribute its certified compostable solutions in ANZ. The packaging produced by this partnership will be compostable either at home or via municipal collection. The compostable films and laminate products complement Amcor’s existing compostable range, Nature+, enabling new solutions for bakery, meat and fresh-produce customers.

Performing like conventional plastic, the compostable films and laminates can be disposed of using existing composting infrastructure, decomposing back into soil like organic waste, and are all certified either ‘home compostable’ and ‘compostable’ according to industry-wide standards.

“We are constantly looking at new ways to bring innovative sustainable solutions to ANZ, ensuring all our packaging is recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025,” said Simon Roy, Vice President and General Manager, Amcor Flexibles Australia & New Zealand.

“Whilst compostable packaging will never be the whole answer, we are working with TIPA to understand and evaluate its use in particular packaging segments.”

Michael Hanratty, VP of Strategic Operations & Business Development at TIPA, said the company is very excited to be working with Amcor.

“This [is a] major step forward together, enabling our compostable solutions to be made available in Australia and New Zealand.”

To learn more about Amcor’s collaborations to increase recycling rates, click here.

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Arcady

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