TIPA in the News

August 10, 2020

Watch | The World Economic Forum: This sustainable packaging was inspired by orange peel

This sustainable packaging is an alternative to flexible plastic packaging, that the creators say is just as strong as but is also 100% compostable just a few months after use.
August 24, 2020

Eco-packaging: what are the options?

Nowadays, packaging from shopping does not only serve the purpose of protecting the products. Packaging can be aesthetically pleasing, fun, or luxurious and this brings us a joyful and unique unboxing experience.
August 24, 2020

UK Plastics Tax Finds Favor with Waste Industry as Consultation Closes. However, Bio-based Packagers Lament the Levy’s Inclusion of Compostable Alternatives

Compostable packaging supplier TIPA claims the proposed Plastic Packaging Tax “falls short” in stemming the growing tide of plastic pollution. “Traditional recycling alone is failing to deal with the millions of tons of plastic detritus on our planet and there is no foreseeable change to this without systematic change in the materials we employ, including compostables,” the company wrote in a letter to the UK Treasury.
August 11, 2020

Survey Shows Domestic Plastic Waste Increase During Lockdown

According to the findings of the Everyday Plastic Survey, domestic plastic waste increased by 29% under lockdown conditions.
August 2, 2020

13 Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Solutions

It’s no secret that packaging goes hand in hand with consumption, and when it comes to foods, packaging serves crucial functions including protection, preservation, distribution and advertising. Check out 13 sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives to conventional food packaging.
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

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 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.”