Parkside develops biscuit packs made from eucalyptus trees


Parkside has launched ethical food brand Rhythm 108’s Ooh-la-la tea biscuits in a new share bag developed using a substrate procured from eucalyptus trees.

The new packaging uses sustainable sources that are completely degradable after its service life.

Parkside new business development manager Paul Lenihan said: “Sustainability remains a hot topic of conversation within the packaging world.

“Consumers are demanding more environmentally friendly processes and retailers are responding by asking their supply chains to come up with innovative ways to save carbon and avoid end-of-life incineration and landfill.”

The pack consists of a triple-layer structure made of paper, a bio-polymer sealant web, and a metalised NatureFlex bio-film developed from eucalyptus wood-pulp sourced from Brazil.

The moisture and oxygen barrier features of the pack are said to provide a longer shelf life.

Rhythm 108 founder Siddhi Mehta said: “More and more, customers are looking for healthy organic snacking options.

"The packaging is made from bio-based materials and can then be thrown in the compost bin at home."

“With our convenient packets, we believe our Ooh-la-la tea biscuits target all three customer preferences: healthy, wholesome ingredients and fabulous taste.

“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.”

Parkside caters to a variety of industries from manufacturing sites located in UK and Asia.

The company provides packaging solutions to food, drink, medical, pharmaceutical and personal care sectors.


Image: Rhythm 108’s Ooh-la- la tea biscuits in a new share bag. Photo: courtesy of Parkside Flexibles.