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 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.
June 25, 2020
Watch: Daphna Nissenbaum at ‘Innovative materials’ | Collision from home
Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO and co-founder of TIPA Corp joins Mike Thaman, CEO of UBQ at Collision at Home’s panel “Innovative Materials” to discuss how they aim to revolutionize the packaging market with innovative materials and major systems changes for waste infrastructure, and how companies, cities, and governments can work together to ensure the measures that have been taken during COVID-19 can be adapted to help achieve sustainability and climate goals on a global level.
June 23, 2020
Sachets: des materiaux plus naturels (Bags: A more natural material)
Emballage Digest Magazine’s special feature about compostable and paper alternatives to plastic packaging discusses how in addition to single-material plastic solutions, paper and compostable materials are gaining ground in the food pouch segment. In an interview with the magazine, Jean-Pierre Rakoutz, TIPA’s sales director in France, says “our approach is complementary to recycling. In France, the recycling rate for flexible packaging is only 4%, so there is a real gap. Our goal is to be able to certify as household compost more of our complex films, which are currently industrially compostable.”
May 29, 2020
Moving up the agenda | Supplier Analysis – Compostables
Waqas Qureshi, of Packaging News, hears from seven compostable and biodegradable packaging suppliers. Says Daphna Nissenbaum, CEO and co-founder of TIPA Compostable Packaging, “The demand for compostable flexible packaging is growing rapidly. Right now, we’re seeing brands with a sustainable ethos embracing the shift to plastic-free packaging and I think we’ll see a more diverse group of brands looking to switch in the next few years. In the last year we’ve expanded into new regions for fashion and food packaging, and we’re excited to continue growing.”
May 20, 2020
L’emballage flexible à effet barrière devient compostable (Flexible Packaging with Barrier becomes Compostable)
After several years of R&D, the Israeli startup Tipa Corp has succeeded in removing technological barriers to develop biodegradable and compostable monolayer and multilayer (complexed) products, combining properties identical to standard plastic products on the market. The company is also working to maximize the bio-based origin of products. Today, the latter is between 20 and 80%. “Even if we seek to optimize this sourcing of natural origin, we put priority on the end of life, therefore the compostability, and the maintenance of all the technical properties expected by the market”,we explain at Tipa. Currently, the films are produced by two partners, in Germany and Italy, while an agreement is under discussion with an additional production partner in France, to get closer to the user markets.
May 13, 2020
Aquibio passe au compostable avec Tipa (Aquibio goes compostable with Tipa)
Specializing in frozen products from organic farming such as fruits and vegetables, but also meats, ready meals and artisanal ice cream thus stamped, Aquibio takes the step of compostable packaging with Tipa. The manufacturer has opted for a plastic bag suitable for home composting for its ranges of frozen fruits, vegetables and mushrooms. According to the company, the material was, in its category, the first flexible packaging to be able to offer guarantees of transparency and solidity comparable to those of its previous packaging.
May 13, 2020
Circular Conversations: Interview with Daphna Nissenbaum
“…TIPA® really began after a deeper investigation into the needs in the world, and the status with packaging and plastic, from which I understood two things. One, there were no materials available on the market that would do what I wanted to do, so we had to invent a material. The second thing was that the main problem of the industry is not plastic bottles—because they are possibly the only product that can be successfully recycled on a large scale—but the vast majority of other packaging, like flexible packaging, which cannot be recycled.”