Parkside unveils sustainable biscuit packaging
UK-based packaging specialist Parkside has expanded its sustainable packaging range with the launch of a biscuit pack made from eucalyptus trees.
Working with ethical food brand Rhythm 108, the Ooh-la- la tea biscuits pack comprises a biofilm called NatureFlex which is created from wood pulp from sustainably sourced eucalyptus plantations in Brazil. For every tree used, another is planted in its place.
Paul Lenihan, business development manager at Parkside, says, “Rhythm 108 wanted packaging that addressed the needs of consumers and that fitted with its natural organic ethos. Parkside has answered this demand. From a sustainability perspective, we have utilised sustainable materials to develop the pack instead of oil based polymers. In addition, the pack is fully compostable.”
The Ooh-la- la tea biscuits pack, which is available in lemon ginger chia, almond biscotti, coconut cookie and double chocolate hazlenut varieties, includes a triple layer structure made of paper, metalised NatureFlex and bio polymer sealant web. The design provides a moisture and oxygen barrier that extends product shelf life.
Siddhi Mehta, founder of Rhythm 108, adds, “The packaging is not only convenient and suited to today’s on the go lifestyle, it is environmentally friendly as it’s made from bio-based materials and can then be thrown in the compost bin at home.”