July 27, 2022
How Wasted Food Could Save the Planet | Opinion
The most promising and simple solutions for wasted food and packaging lies in the problem itself: wasted food and packaging—if composted—could slow climate change and improve soil quality and quantity. When food waste, along with packaging like paper, cardboard and other compostable options, break down in composting facilities or even in backyard compost piles, they don’t produce methane, and they result in carbon-rich soil that can be used everywhere from potted plants to commercial agricultural fields.
December 15, 2021
POLL: Australian Public Calls for Compostable Packaging, Not Plastic
LANDMARK new poll reveals 85 percent of the Australian public believe more food should be wrapped in compostable packaging as an alternative to plastic, and 44 percent would pay more for the change. The survey also found that 84 percent want to see all states and territories accept compostable packaging in the forthcoming national Food Organics, Garden Organics (FOGO) collections, designed to encourage people to separately dispose of their organic waste for it to be diverted from landfill and composted.
December 3, 2021
Scotch & Soda partners with TIPA to introduce compostable packaging
The integration of bioplastic TIPA bags is part of Scotch & Soda’s aim to step away from conventional plastic polybags for all product categories by 2025, supporting the brand’s sustainability mission to contribute to environmental protection. In 2022, a minimum of one million of Scotch & Soda’s garments will be packed in TIPA bioplastic bags. For SS22, TIPA bags will represent 21% of the total product packaging and will be used for high volume items, such as T-shirts, jeans, sweatshirts, jumpers and shirts.
December 3, 2021
Scotch & Soda adds compostable packaging in major eco drive
Given the rapid growth of e-commerce, packaging is one of the big bugbears for consumers trying to live more sustainable lives and brands and retailers are responding to this. Now Scotch & Soda has announced a partnership with TIPA, a company that creates compostable and biodegradable packaging solutions.
November 26, 2021
Tipa eyes compostable future
Polls have shown that in both the UK and France, over 80 per cent of consumers want compostable alternatives to plastic to wrap their food. In order to safely transport fruit and vegetables, many of these products need to be packaged and protected from farm to table without creating harmful plastic waste.
November 26, 2021
Poll: Italy shows support for compostable pack solutions for clothing deliveries
A new study has highlighted public support in Italy for clothing brands to deliver their goods in compostable bags rather than conventional plastic. Nine in ten consumers said they would prefer brands to use environmentally friendly alternatives, with 92% stating that they would prefer compostable packaging over conventional plastic bags.
November 16, 2021
Tech VP shines light on global compostability expansion
“For years, we have been seeing a rise in individuals who want to have a proactive approach to their environmental footprint, particularly when it comes to their waste,” says TIPA VP of Technology, Dr. Eli Lancry, “For this reason [consumer appetite], Tipa focused its R&D efforts on creating home-compostable options for its second generation of films and laminates.”
November 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.
November 10, 2021
Closed Loop Partners secures PepsiCo, Starbucks and McDonald’s for Composting Consortium launch
“With current market forces and environmental challenges driving the growth of compostable packaging, there has never been a more critical time to collectively advance labeling, testing and infrastructure investments related to the recovery of compostable food packaging and food scraps,” says Kate Daly, managing director of the Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners. Consortium partners include the Compost Manufacturing Alliance, Foodservice Packaging Institute, Google, ReFED, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, TIPA Corp Ltd., University College London and World Wildlife Fund.
November 7, 2021
Tech TLV: TIPA’s message to governments on battling the plastic crisis
Daphna Nissenbaum, co-founder and CEO of TIPA, urges governments to take a stand against plastic producers. “The pressure comes from the public, the end consumer, so there’s one pressure coming from the bottom. And the government has to pressure those companies from the top and say they can’t use plastic, and if they use plastic then the taxes are unbearable.”