May 10, 2022
Apple Producer and Supplier Becomes Australia’s First Organic Company to Use Fully Home Compostable Packaging
Australian supplier of organic apples, R&R Smith has announced its adoption of TIPA’s home compostable bags to package 1.5kg bags of Pink Lady and Royal Gala apples. Leading compostable packaging supplier, TIPA, will be supplying the brand’s home compostable produce bags. While researching compostable solutions, R&R Smith chose TIPA due to its high regulatory certifications to ensure authenticity, transparency, strength, quality and food safe processing from the orchard to the consumer.
March 29, 2022
Sustainable Packaging Investment Accelerates
Tipa, an Israeli startup developing compostable, flexible packaging, including clear films and resealable bags, raised $70 million in a January venture fund, bringing known funding to date to $130 million. The company says it focused on thin film packaging in part because it has previously been one of the least recyclable materials.
March 17, 2022
Pangaia rides the wellness wave with “superfoods” launch
Pangaia worked with Hi-Food, a food tech startup in Italy, which developed Meltec, a proprietary vegetable fibre mixture that is syrup-like in consistency, sugar-free and made from upcycled ingredients. Pangaia also partnered with Tipa, an Israeli company that manufactures compostable packaging. The products will be carbon neutral, the brand says.
March 23, 2022
Sorting of compostable packaging becoming realistic through watermarking
Longstanding AIPIA member Digimarc has partnered with fellow member Printpack, a major US packaging converter, and Israeli compostable packaging specialist, TIPA on a successful proof-of-principal for a new sorting technology aimed at compostable packaging. The technology would expand consumer access to composting, say the partners. This would help to reduce landfill waste and the accompanying methane, a greenhouse gas that is more potent than carbon dioxide. Currently over half of the food waste in the US ends up in a landfill, and the US is the third-largest global emitter of methane gas.
March 14, 2022
Could war in Europe boost the bioplastics industry? Tipa calls for fossil fuel disconnect
Packaging Insights speaks to the Israeli leader in compostable plastics to understand how the recent invasion of Ukraine could spur an industry rush to source bio-based alternatives and what this could mean for environmental sustainability.