October 15, 2021
Washington farm takes on plastic packaging problem
In a bid to combat plastic waste, Diamondback Acres has partnered with TIPA Compostable Packaging to package its organic cherries in TIPA’s certified home-compostable zipper bags. By moving to compostable zipper bags the farm has reduced its use of plastic by 3,000 pounds in the first year. TIPA’s compostable zipper bags perform like conventional plastic but can be disposed of using existing composting infrastructure including home compost bins, leaving no waste behind.
October 7, 2021
Why compost is key to cutting emissions in US
Gary Robinson, Director of Public Affairs at TIPA describes the need for compost in the US; “It’s a major step toward a greener nation, but to succeed it will not only need the support of our politicians and people; it will need a change in the way we package our food, too. By switching to compostable packaging, people are encouraged to separate their food waste. With compostable packaging, you don’t have to get your hands dirty separating old food from its plastic packaging to ensure it goes in your food waste bin; you can simply dispose of the packaging alongside the food.”
October 3, 2021
Inspired by nature: TIPA’s compostable packaging could put an end to the use of plastic in the food sector
Our use of plastics has surged during the pandemic; think masks, gloves, takeaway boxes and bottles of sanitisers, which are eventually discarded in terrestrial or marine environments. But it has also allowed us to rethink our relationship with the environment, says Nissenbaum. “Governments are looking to turbo-charge the economy by supporting businesses and new industries that can bring new solutions to the table.
July 22, 2021
Help climate change save the plant by taking a job in conservation
As temperatures and devastating floods are soaring across Europe, climate change is headlining on the agenda ahead of World Nature Conservation Day. Co-founder and CEO of TIPA, Daphna Nissenbaum, explains why companies that care about environment conservation can attract the best staff, as workers become more environ¬mentally aware.
July 21, 2021
Studies find that Compostable Packaging allow longer shelf-life of Vegetables than Conventional Plastic
Scientists at the Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), The Volcani Institute (Israel), found that compostable packaging enables shelf-life of bell peppers up to 21 days and cucumbers up to 15 days than conventional plastic. TIPA’s compostable packaging was used in these studies.
July 1, 2021
UK consumers believe Plastic Packaging Tax should treat compostable materials differently, survey shows.
Survey reveals that most of the UK public thinks the new Plastic Packaging Tax can help curb plastic waste significantly, however, compostable materials should be treated differently from traditional plastic. Industry leaders, politicians, and campaigners believe that this decision ‘undermines’ the purpose of a waste-free solution.