British sustainable packaging company Parkside has extended its collaboration with Bird & Blend, an independent tea company based in the UK.

The companies started their collaboration, which involved Parkside developing compostable packaging for Bird & Blend’s single-serve tea bags, last year.

Parkside has now created packaging for the company’s larger loose tea pouch and pyramid teabag collections.

Bird & Blend operation director Matt Hendon said: “We were highly impressed with the innovative way Parkside approached our previous packaging challenge.

“The collaborative approach ensured the packaging was perfect for our products, and it was extremely well-received by our customers.

“Following the success of the initial project, we wanted to introduce compostable packaging to our entire range of products.

“Parkside has created a bespoke range of solutions that keeps our products fresher for longer and delivers stand-out, high-definition graphics.”

The new compostable packaging for Bird & Blend has been designed to deliver high performance while contributing to efforts to safeguard natural resources.

Parkside found that the packaging decomposed completely within 26 weeks and the materials returned to the soil without any harmful environmental impacts.

Parkside new business development manager Staci Bye said: “It was a privilege to be asked by Matt to work with the company once again.

“We were all thrilled with the success of the single-serve tea bag project and expanding the packaging across the wider range is a terrific endorsement of both our approach to design and creation and the high standard of packaging we produce.”

Last week, Parkside designed compostable packaging for health food wholesaler Mintons, featuring enhanced oxygen barrier technology designed to extend products’ shelf lives.

The pack will replace the non-recyclable plastic packaging currently used for Mintons’ healthy food range, which includes pulses, beans, cereals and dried fruits.