Compostable Packaging Solutions

Compostable Packaging Solutions

We are strongly advocating the use of sustainable packaging.  Our drive relies on reducing our reliance on traditional fossil fuel based products that would otherwise end up in landfill.

  • Sustainable – Our compostable packaging is made from renewable resources such as plant fibres, reducing the reliance on petrochemicals.
  • Cradle to Cradle – Packaging that can be returned back to nature after use.
  • Waste reduction – Designed to replace multi-layer barrier laminates that can’t be or aren’t being recycled.

Our products are ideally suited to dry goods up to 1kg in weight (grade dependent) that require barrier against oxygen and moisture. They have a natural barrier to aroma, oils (including mineral oils) and grease.

  • Home composting – less than 26 Weeks at ambient temperature (< 30c)
  • Industrial composting – Less than 12 Weeks at 60c

No packaging should be littered but unlike Petrochemical based plastics our home compostable packaging will start to biodegrade in the presence of microbes, moisture and oxygen at ambient temperatures.

  • 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the oceans each year and by “2050 there’ll be more plastic in the sea than fish…” (Source: Ellen McArthur foundation – New Plastics Economy)
  • Packaging either petrochemical based or bio-based is not and should not be designed to be littered but as the figures above show it is happening.
  • We are independently testing our home compostable laminates in a marine environment (ASTM D7081) and we are seeing encouraging results regarding biodegradation. Our laminates are designed to break down at ambient temperature in the presence of microbes, water and oxygen and naturally biodegrade back into water, Co2 and biomass without eco-toxicity.

Certified Home Compostable Barrier Packaging

  • Suitable for clear/paper/metalised printed films/pouches/sachets
  • Australia’s only certified Home Compostable flexible Packaging Supplier
  • 26 weeks in your garden compost and its gone!

Sustainable

Our Compostable Packaging is made from renewable resources such as plant fibres.

  • Reduces the reliance on Petrochemicals.
  • Cradle to Cradle
  • Packaging that can be returned back to nature after use
  • Waste Reduction
  • Replaces multi layer barrier laminates the can not be recycled

What is Compostable Packaging?

Compostable films are biodegradable materials that break down naturally and return nutrients back into the soil under specific composting conditions

  • It is biodegradable packaging that breaks down under specific composting conditions back into water, carbon dioxide (CO2)and biomass.
  • Accreditation confirms that the packaging will breakdown in composting conditions, and will be non-toxic to the environment
  • Without accreditation green claims are just Greenwash
  • We have international accreditation-OK Compost HOME – TUV
  • We have Australian home compostable accreditation with ABA

TUV OK Home Compost

  • All materials have to pass the Industrial EN13432 testing to be accredited OK Home along with the following disintegration testing
  • 26 Weeks at ambient temperature (20°C – 30°C)
  • No material left in the compost can be distinguished from the compost

Materials in our packaging

Our compostable packaging is derived from a range of natural products such as paper, eucalyptus fibre and cassava and corn starch.

  • Paper sourced from FSC, PEFC accredited pulp, for every tree felled at least one more tree is grown.
  • Natureflex film which is cellulose, made from sustainably grown eucalyptus trees from managed plantations.
  • Our bio-polymer is derived from natural resources such as sugarcane, cassava and corn from non-GMO crops.

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