Sustainable Packaging Materials

Corn Starch

Polylactic acid – or PLA – is derived from cornstarch resin and that of other natural starches, which are wholly renewable and therefore a completely sustainable resource for packaging. PLA is light, but durable and is safe and non-toxic. Cornstarch packaging is 100% compostable and like a vegetable, will reduce down to carbon dioxide and water.

Potato Starch

The potato starch that we use comes from potato waste after food processing has taken place, not a crop grown expressly for their manufacture. The 100% compostable material contains no oil based materials, plastics or harmful toxins, and carries the EN13432 certification. It's durable, but will break down in just 12 weeks on a compost heap, making it the ideal material for multi-use retail carrier bags or hygienic domestic disposal bags.

Recycled Post-Consumer Waste

Some of our products contain recycled post-consumer waste, which is both biodegradable and compostable – and highly sustainable as a raw material. We scrupulously verify their suitability for direct contact with foodstuffs including certifications from the FDA and PIRA.

Palm

Hailing from Northern India and naturally shed, the harvesting of palm leaf sheaths we use for our products provide valuable employment for small village communities, in their harvesting. Palm is a versatile and fully biodegradable and compostable material that requires no chemicals, resins or dyes. It's hygienic, lightweight, strong and water and heat resistant; so it's suitable for fridge/freezer storage and microwave and oven cooking (up to 220 degrees). If you're looking for something a bit different to package and present your products, especially food, palm is a perfect choice.

Plant Fibres

Sugarcane is a natural by-product of the sugar industry in South East Asia that would conventionally be disposed by incineration or dumping. Compliant with EN13432 (the European standard of compostability), our catering disposables made from this material can tolerate the freezer or microwave, and won't absorb oil or leak.

Wood

It's one of the oldest raw materials known to man, but to continue to use it on a large scale, we need to source it responsibly and sustainably. Our wood products are made from timber sourced from Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certified European timber producers. The FSC employs strict management procedures to ensure the wood is sustainably harvested.

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