Swedish forestry cooperative Södra has entered a cooperation agreement to develop fully biodegradable, fibre-based packaging for meat products manufacturer Svensk Butikskött.

Svenskt Butikskött intends to package its products that not only help to retain quality and sustainability but also ensure ecological sustainability.

Commenting on the agreement, Svenskt Butikskött owner Thomas Östlund said: “We are passionate about ecological sustainability and we hope that the new agreement will enable us to develop 100% biodegradable, fibre-based packaging for our products.

“Our current packaging solution is recyclable, but not biodegradable and compostable – which is not sufficient for a company with our ecological profile.”

Södra has planned to use renewable material Durapulp for the packaging solution, which is expected to hit store shelves within a year.

DuraPulp is developed from forest raw material, which is biodegradable and recyclable.

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The material is stable, water-resistant and highly durable. It also offers malleability and can be used for a variety of products.

"Both producers and consumers are demanding sustainable alternatives to packaging made from fossil-based materials like plastic."

Södra business developer Erik Bengtson said: “Both producers and consumers are demanding sustainable alternatives to packaging made from fossil-based materials like plastic.

“This is where the forest and the forest industry have a lot to offer. We have a fantastic, renewable commodity and we have the knowledge and experience to develop new solutions that are required for a climate-smart future.”

Under the agreement, the development and prototype production will commence soon and expected to be completed by this autumn.

If the prototype delivers a positive result, the development work will continue to pre-industrial production and start customer testing before the end of this year.

Image: DuraPulp is a biodegradable and renewable material that can replace fossil-based products. Photo: © Södra, Skogsudden.