TIPA is proud to announce the recent launch of its novel compostable packaging by Recover Brands.
Traditional recycling of flexible packaging is often not possible, as many packaging solutions cannot go into the recycling system. There are a number reasons for this including that flexible packages are difficult to collect and separate by both the consumer and the recycling facility. This is why composting with food waste as an alternative is increasingly being considered by major brands and retailers.
Plastic is an issue. As the Recover Brands blog points out, “Americans discard 30 million tons a year. The world’s population throws away enough annually to surround the Earth x4. And in the States, we only recycle about 8% of the plastic we manufacture. Most of these products are made for a single use. (i.e. a straw or cup at a restaurant that’s used and thrown away.) Packaging is also major culprit. How many times do we eat a bag of chips or a granola bar and toss the plastic wrapper in the trash?”
The blog continues, “At Recover we’re always trying to limit the plastics we use in our operation. Last month we started packing our shirts for shipment in resealable compostable bags, which will keep hundreds of thousands of poly bags out of the landfill. With the switch, our packaging is now 100% compostable. We hope this will inspire others to think about ways to stop using plastic. As our friend Chris Maxey at the Island School said, “one person picking up a piece of plastic on the street that might blow into a river that might blow into an ocean, is making a huge difference. And you gotta believe in that.”
As Tipa CEO, Daphna Nissenbaum describes the advantages of compostable packaging, “Compostable packaging is the solution for the packages that are difficult to recycle with traditional technology. Post consumption TIPA’s package will break down with compost being the end result. That will happen in a few months in an industrial composter and in other conditions as well. Just imagine – taking care of all those packaging in the same way as we treat organic waste.”
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