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
Robert Eversole, the owner of Crooked Farm “The giant Pacific Ocean garbage patch continues to grow, ecosystems and animal species are destroyed, and natural resources are wasted all so that we can temporarily store an item. Most recycling facilities no longer accept plastic bags of any sort, which further compounds the problem. The FDA doesn’t want to address the issue, because their guidance favors food packaging to be manufactured of virgin materials, and burdens those that wish to use recycled products.”
“It seemed so backwards to be doing so much to improve the quality of the land on our farm, just to send our products out, wrapped in a piece of trash to pollute land somewhere else”
On May 24 Sheffa Foods will launch its “Better For The Planet” campaign on Indiegogo to match better-for-you ingredients with better-for-the-environment packaging!
Sheffa is using its products to introduce a new compostable packaging material – from Tipa – which is designed to break down and fully return to nature.