BioPak UK, a plant-based compostable packaging solutions provider, has rolled out a new environmentally friendly food packaging range.
The announcement was shared by the company in a LinkedIn post.
BioPak said its new range includes a 4oz ice cream tub with two different-sized lids, a chip box with a chip scoop, a medium size sushi tray with a matching lid, as well as wrap wedges and sandwich wedges.
The range has been launched as an alternative to plastic packaging in the market, the Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS) said in an associated report.
The NCASS quoted BioPak UK’s managing director Leanne Osborne as saying: “We are excited to launch these new products and add to our extensive range of food packaging.
“We have known for a while now that there is high demand for a more sustainable range of packaging from the quick service restaurant sector in particular, so I look forward to offering these products to our customers and partners.”
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The newly launched sandwich wedges and wrap wedges are made using responsibly sourced Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified paperboard alongside a waterproof Ingeo bioplastic lining and window.
The company said its takeaway sandwich boxes are industrially compostable and are certified to EN13432 European compostability standards.
The FSC-certified paperboard was further used to make ice cream cups, which can be purchased alongside its domed lids.
The company’s new snack range is also industrially compostable and is made from FSC-certified paper.
Designed to replace conventional plastic sushi containers, BioPak states its eco-friendly and disposable sushi tray is made using sugarcane and has a matching lid made from bioplastic.