TIPA in the News

October 23, 2020

Abel & Cole debuts home compostable bags for herbs

“…finding a suitable packaging solution for loose produce such as our herbs has until now proven challenging,” Stef Sahmel, head of sustainability at Abel & Cole, said, “With TIPA, however, we’ve found something robust and moisture-retentive, keeping our herbs in fantastic condition and reducing food waste, with a material that our customers can compost at home.”
July 27, 2020

Plastics are in Everything We Eat. Our Strategy Must Change.

A shrewd government would recognise that only by keeping plastic out of soil can we keep plastic out of our food, and out of our bodies, argues Daphna Nissenbaum.
July 20, 2020

How Has COVID-19 Shaped Consumers Views on Packaging?

Concerns over how Covid-19 is transmitted has affected how some consumers are using packaging, but despite hygiene concerns, recent research including a poll commissioned by TIPA Corp suggests sustainability remains a contributing factor for consumer purchases.
July 8, 2020

85% of Brits believe food packaging should be compostable

COVID-19 has raised concern among UK consumers about the amount of plastic waste disposed of during lockdown. A new ‘Populus’ poll finds that 85% of respondents believe more compostable packaging should be used to wrap food as an alternative to plastic. Says Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO and co-founder of TIPA Compostable Packaging, “While conventional plastics continue to endanger our oceans, wildlife, natural areas, and our health; compostable packaging can fully degrade and return to the earth safely. Despite crucial differences in the materials, compostables continue to be treated the same way as conventional plastic by UK legislation.”
July 8, 2020

Plastic tax will ‘undermine’ move to compostable packaging

A shift to compostable packaging is being ‘undermined’ by the government’s proposed plastic tax, which treats compostable plastic as conventional plastic, according to a compostable packaging company. Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO & Co-founder of TIPA Compostable Packaging says “Despite crucial differences in the materials, compostables continue to be treated the same way as conventional plastic by UK legislation.”
July 8, 2020

Plastic waste soars in Scotland amidst fears for unpackaged food

A new Populus poll found that two in three Scots are concerned about an increase in plastic waste during lockdown. Some people seem to believe that produce like fruit and vegetables are more hygienic and safer to eat if it is wrapped in plastic. The amount of plastic wasted has soared during the current lockdown, as Scots believe products are a lot safer to eat when packaged.
July 8, 2020

Poll finds majority of Brits favour more compostable packaging

New study finds that when asked to choose whether consumers, government or the food industry should take most responsibility for reducing the use of plastic in packaging, 69% of respondents thought the food industry should take a lead, with more than half (58%) answering that they are prepared to pay more for food wrapped in compostable materials.
July 7, 2020

The People Have Spoken: 85% of Brits believe food packaging should be compostable

COVID-19 has raised concern among UK consumers about the amount of plastic waste disposed of during lockdown. A new ‘Populus’ poll finds that 85% of respondents believe more compostable packaging should be used to wrap food as an alternative to plastic.
July 6, 2020

85% of Brits believe food packaging should be compostable | Full Populus Poll Results

July 3, 2020

Director of Sales, Jean Pierre Rakoutz joins SMART Impact to talk about single-use alternatives to plastic (Fr)

Jean-Pierre Rakoutz joins television show SMART Impact with Muriel Papin from French NGO, ‘No Plastic in my sea’ to discuss compostables and how consumers can use TIPA packaging to avoid food waste and work towards zero-waste. The economic and business news television show is dedicated to environmental and sustainable development topics. See the full transcript on our blog!
June 26, 2020

Beyond recycling: Compostable packaging and the post-Covid world

According to the World Economic Forum, over four decades after the recycling symbol was first launched on packaging, only 5% of plastic is actually recycled. “It’s a system that we have been working on for years, and years, and years now. And those are those are the rates that the world has achieved. So obviously, that doesn’t work,” says Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO and co-founder of TIPA.

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