Good For you, Good For the planet: Mintons Good Food Launch Home Compostable packaging, contributing to the improvement of the environmental impact of food packaging waste.
The new compostable pack will replace the brand’s previously non-recyclable plastic packaging for its range of pulses, beans, cereals, grains, and dried fruits. Incorporating improved oxygen barrier performance, the packaging will also further extend the shelf life of the goods.
The new packaging was created by Parkside has dedicated over eight years of research and development into compostable laminates. This has led to the creation of more than 20 accredited home and industrial compostable structures, which is sold around the world.
Roger Watkins Managing Director of Mintons Good Food said: "We are a healthy foods brand, Mintons and our customers are environmentally conscious, and the impact of plastic food packaging is worrying, so it makes sense that we progress our business model by adopting sustainable packaging for our products”.
The duplex compostable laminate used in the Mintons pack is manufactured by Futamura and is safe for food packaging. The pack is also designed to break down within 26 weeks in a home composting environment, gaining full accreditation from TUV (formerly Vincotte). The packs are also tested for eco-toxicity and various other criteria against EN 13432, the European standard that lays out the requirements for packaging that is recoverable through composting or biodegradation.
Sales Director Mark Lancett further commented: "With the current plastic debate showing no signs of slowing down, our new innovative packaging solution is beneficial both for the environment and providing an environmentally-conscious product for our consumers. We believe healthy food shouldn’t cost the earth and are proud to offer a wide range of wholefoods that are not only environmentally conscious, but you can trust on quality and price”.