Designing compostable health food packaging
Parkside Flexibles has collaborated with health food wholesaler Mintons to develop a sustainable and compostable packaging for the food brand’s range of pulses, beans, cereals and dried fruits.
The packaging, which will completely replace the unrecyclable form previously used, has improved oxygen barrier performance, which is designed to boost the freshness of the food within it.
The pack is food-safe and uses a duplex compostable laminate, developed from eight years in general research and development. It is designed to break down within six months in a home composting environment. It has also been tested for eco-toxicity to ensure that the packaging is recoverable through composting and biodegradation.
“The pack created by Parkside has aligned a significant portion of our offering to both our business and consumer ethos. Parkside are industry leaders in sustainable packaging, so they were always our go-to partner for this venture,” said Roger Watkins, Managing Director at Mintons.
“With the current plastic debate showing no signs of slowing down, our new innovative packaging solution is beneficial both for the environment and in terms of being a powerful marketing tool to environmentally conscious consumers.”
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