Compostable packaging from PF Concept

From February, PF Concept is packing all Americano and H2O Active orders in compostable bags as part of its commitment to sustainability.

This marks a move away from PE bags, which, although recyclable, may not match the different recycling measures in many countries. The company is continually looking for improvements in product, decoration and packaging, and has been investigating different packaging options for more than 18 months now.

Ralf Oster, CEO, PF Concept, said the challenge was to find an eco-option that protected promotional products in transit. “While we wanted to move away from a plastic bag, many of the alternatives offered a lower level of protection, poor disposal methods or inefficient production methods – actually making them less sustainable than a plastic bag.

We believe this new compostable bag is a great option that ticks all the required boxes.”

The bags are made from GMO-free material based on potato starch and are suitable for both domestic as well as industrial composting. This means that an end-user can put the bag in their home compost bin, food caddies or green waste bin for collection by local authorities. The composting process needs microorganisms and humidity to start the process. This will happen at ambient temperatures. Each bag features disposal instructions.

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