“As I stood on what the evening before had been a pristine picture-perfect beach, I could hardly believe my eyes. The beach was covered in debris – as if someone had emptied a garbage can and scattered the contents over the sand. ” Dr. Gail Barnes is sharing her experience and thoughts about the future of the ocean…Details
Watch for these trends in 2017:
Increased efforts to reduce food waste in business and at home.
Food waste prevention becomes a priority in foodservice and at retail, with initiatives to educate employees and technologies to increase shelf-life.
Consumers begin implementing their own waste management practices at home and evaluating prospective purchases based on food and packaging waste.
It’s been an exciting year for TIPA – from awards received, articles in prestigious publications such as The Huffington Post and The Guardian, a broadcast on the Discovery Channel, certifications, product launches – both in the United States as well as in Europe, and participation at major trade shows. World Food Innovation Award In March…Details
When Reuseit came across TIPA at a natural food show they say that what struck them first was that the bags were home compostable. Also important was how clear the bags were, and that a message box could be included on the bags.Details
Eli Sachs, vice president commercial, for TIPA: “In my opinion it is the best show that TIPA has participated in the three years that I have been involved with this wonderful company. We had a lot of visitors, a lot of action and we see that the interest of our products is increasing.”Details
“In tests run by TIPA’s labs to simulate home composting conditions, the new Snact packaging decomposed in just 24 weeks. Most commonly available food packaging today is non-recyclable, so this innovation marks a significant step to reduce the unsustainable volume of plastic waste currently generated by the industry.”Details
Walmart hosted a Packaging Sustainability Summit, and unveiled a Sustainable Packaging Playbook.
The playbook presents clear guidelines that affect packaging, and provides resources that packaging suppliers can reference. New materials — such as bio-based plastics — are encouraged when there is an end market for the material. If the packaging material does not have an end market, then suppliers are encouraged to work to establish an end market or to change the package for one that does.
TIPA at SPC Advance TIPA participated in the recent SPC Advance conference in Portland, sponsoring what proved to be a very popular “standing room only” Compostable Packaging Track at the event. During this track, TIPA Co-Founder and CEO, Daphna Nissenbaum, made a presentation on “Compostable as an Alternative to Flexible Packaging.” Below are some highlights…Details
The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC): “We believe that composting packaging and food together will allow more effective collection of waste in food service situations and provide a next life option for products like single serve coffee pods. We believe that SPC’s role is to ensure that as we develop organic infrastructure to capture food waste, we must insure that packaging is included.”Details