Sugar Bowl Bakery launches compostable packaging for its organic products

7 June 2016 (Last Updated June 7th, 2016 18:30)

US-based Sugar Bowl Bakery has launched a new compostable packaging for its organic products.

US-based Sugar Bowl Bakery has launched a new compostable packaging for its organic products.

The incorporation of the new packaging is expected to reduce the business' carbon footprint by 72%.

Sugar Bowl Bakery acquired the components of the new organic packaging from local sources.

"We are hopeful that our recent innovations will encourage other brands in the industry to follow suit."

The new packaging will be launched with the bakery's Organic Brownie Bites and Organic Madeleines product range.

The company said that the recycled paperboard used for its cartons is made using the waste paper from local retailers, which are located close to its paperboard plant near Hayward, California, US.

Sugar Bowl Bakery CEO Andrew Ly said: "Sustainability is at the core of our business, and we are committed to making the company more efficient, serving our customers better and making a difference in the environment.

"Creating compostable packaging has been a goal of ours for quite some time now, and I'm happy to say we have finally made our dreams a reality.

"We are hopeful that our recent innovations will encourage other brands in the industry to follow suit."

Each components of the new packaging, such as wrapper around the cakes and cookies, has been verified as compostable.

Sugar Bowl Bakery sales directory Pete Thomsen said: "Many consumers embrace the idea of organic products at this point, so a product that first and foremost great tasting and then in addition reduces the greenhouse gases associated with the packaging by 72% is a product I think consumers will be excited to try, to love and tell friends and family about."

Established in 1984, Sugar Bowl Bakery has installed a solar energy system that provides 65% of its facility's electricity, as well as various electric vehicle charging stations.