Tipa eyes compostable future

Good News Notes: “Compostable packaging manufacturer Tipa, which was established in Israel in 2010, believes compostable alternatives are set to dominate food packaging in the near future. Tipa’s vision for flexible packaging is to have the same end-of-life as organic matter, while maintaining the qualities of conventional plastics that consumers and brands have come to…

Popcorn used to create an eco-friendly alternative to polystyrene foam

Good News Notes: “Expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam is a problematic material, in that it’s cheap and lightweight but also non-biodegradable and difficult to recycle. German scientists have developed a possible alternative, though – foam made out of popcorn. Georg August University’s Prof. Alireza Kharazipour first got the idea over 10 years ago, when he bought…

Enzymes and wood biomolecules, a winning combo for sustainable packaging

Good News Notes: “A biotechnology company hidden among the forests of southern Finland thinks trees can help sustainability in Europe to become deep-rooted. Sustainable multi-purpose products Researchers at Metgen Oy are mixing enzymes and biomolecules from wood and bark to replace raw oil-based materials. Some of these renewable biomaterials have already been developed and used in different…

Sustainable Home Care Company Full Circle® Brands (“Full Circle”) Launches For Good™, A Family of Sustainable and Compostable Household Disposables

Good News Notes: “Full Circle, a leader in responsible home care products, is proud to introduce its newest brand: For Good, a family of sustainable and compostable household staples including cling wrap, parchment paper and trash and zipper bags that turn into earth instead of microplastics and perform just like the conventional alternatives. “The surge…

Great Wrap launches compostable catering wrap

Good News Notes: “Compostable stretch kitchen wrap business Great Wrap has launched its Australian-made compostable catering wrap for businesses across the country. Made from food waste, Great Wrap initially launched a domestic Compostable Cling Wrap, but now provides a solution for commercial waste challenges that is suitable for restaurants, grocers, delis, bakers and more. The company…

Halloween Gone Eco: Thank Ghouls

Good News Notes: “Let’s be honest, we’re all currently haunted. The human impact on this planet is catastrophic, and we live in the aftermath of our misguided decisions. But hope is not lost!  And while we slowly work to repair—to put the ghosts to rest, as it were—we must consider all the aspects of our…

New Compostable Film for Sausages

Good News Notes: “Charles Baughan is the third-generation owner of Westaway Sausages Ltd. in England’s southwest county of Devon. His sausages are made the same day the meat arrives at his facility and have a refrigerated shelf life of about 11 days. For the past four years or so, Baughan has been on a mission…

Compostable Produce Packaging Adds Shelf Life and Sustainability

Good News Notes: “Compostable packaging solutions from Tipa are being implemented worldwide by leading brands in Europe, Australia, and the US. There is a particular focus on food and fashion industries, as these are two key markets that use a high volume of flexible packaging. In the US, Tipa worked with  Fresh Harvest to deliver effective solutions for its customers….

Collaboration to make fully compostable diapers

Good News Notes: “Disposable diapers present a huge waste problem worldwide. According to reports an estimated 20 billion disposable diapers accumulate in landfills in the US alone. Similar numbers are true for Europe. Producers aim to make diapers more sustainable and while many components have already been made compostable, the absorbent material essential for any diaper…