TIPA, a leading provider of compostable packaging solutions, has achieved Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver for its innovative line of packaging trays made from rice waste.

This prestigious certification recognises TIPA’s commitment to developing sustainable products with minimal environmental impact.

Cradle to Cradle standard: A benchmark for sustainability

The Cradle to Cradle Certified standard is a global multiattribute guideline that assesses products across various environmental and social parameters.

It promotes the design and production of products that contribute to a healthy, equitable, and sustainable future.

Notably, all materials endorsed by this standard must be derived from natural resources.

“Achieving this certification underscores our unwavering dedication to delivering circular packaging alternatives and signifies the recognition of our efforts by globally recognised entities,” said Daphna Nissenbaum, TIPA’s CEO and co-founder.

Sustainable alternative

TIPA’s rice straw-based trays offer an eco-friendly alternative to conventional plastic packaging or cardboard boxes.

These versatile trays are suitable for a wide range of products, including fresh produce, baked goods, and even hot food items.

The trays are crafted from paddy straw, a natural byproduct of rice cultivation that is often disposed of by burning, contributing to air pollution.

TIPA’s innovative approach repurposes this biowaste into a durable and sustainable packaging solution.

The trays decompose completely after disposal, mimicking the natural decomposition process.

Their unique composition allows for disposal in both home compost bins alongside paper waste in regular recycling bins.

Market entry and growing demand

TIPA’s rice straw trays were recently launched following the company’s acquisition of Bio4Pack, which expanded its production capabilities.

This launch coincides with a growing trend of bans on polystyrene takeaway containers, particularly prevalent in the UK.

TIPA’s rice straw trays are available in various sizes and shapes, catering to diverse packaging needs.

They are also genetically modified-free, biobased, and offer an extended shelf life, making them a compelling option for businesses seeking sustainable and functional packaging solutions.