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September 23, 2021
Frito-Lay® launches industrially compostable bags with off the eaten path® brand; advances in goal to design 1005 of packaging to be recyclable, compostable, biodegradable or reusable across protfolio by 2025
PLANO, Texas, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo® and leader in snacking, today introduced an industrially compostable bag for its Off The Eaten Path® brand.
The bags are currently available at Whole Foods Market and select retailers starting this month and are an example of PepsiCo's investments in breakthrough food packaging technology and the overall pep+ transformation. Producing the materials used for these bags creates approximately 60 percent lower GHG emissions than traditional packaging and the technology may be licensed to other companies at no cost to further the use across the consumer-packaged goods industry.
"Frito-Lay recognizes the important role we play in driving towards a circular economy and reducing packaging waste," said David Allen, vice president of sustainability, Frito-Lay North America. "We are investing in plans to scale circular food packaging that is recyclable, compostable, biodegradable or reusable and sharing that technology to build a more sustainable food system for us all."
Off the Eaten Path® Composting Program
Off The Eaten Path prides itself on being a brand passionate about developing tasty snacks made with real ingredients consumers can feel good about like peas, chickpeas, and black beans that are better for people and for our planet.
As part of our journey on developing snacks better for the planet, Off the Eaten Path is piloting industrially compostable packaging. The packaging, which is primarily made from non-food, plant-based sources, is available on specially marked Off The Eaten Path Chickpea Veggie Crisps or Off The Eaten Path Veggie Crisps.
Read the full article here: https://www.bioplasticsmagazine.com/en/news/meldungen/20210914-LG-Chem-to-produce-100-Bioplastic-with-a-Global-Major-Grain-Processing-Company.php">LG Chem, ADM partner on PLA project - bioplastics MAGAZINE
NatureWorks Sets up New Headquarters, Expands Biopolymers R&D Lab
Geoff Giordano | Jan 24, 2022
The biopolymers business is good for NatureWorks — so good that the company is opening a new headquarters and advanced research facility in Plymouth, MN, in addition to a manufacturing complex in Thailand to produce its Ingeo PLA material.
At its new US headquarters, “expanded laboratory capabilities will support research into the full circular lifecyle of Ingeo biopolymers from next-generation fermentation technology to new applications to increased functionality,” according to the company’s press release. “The expanded R&D capabilities will also support the construction and operation of NatureWorks’ new fully integrated Ingeo PLA manufacturing complex located in Thailand. With an expected opening in 2024, the facility will have an annual capacity of 75,000 tons of Ingeo biopolymer and produce the full portfolio of Ingeo grades.”
Food giants respond to worries over packaging
By David Silverberg
Technology of Business reporter
May 3, 2021
When Rebecca Prince-Ruiz recalls how her eco-friendly movement Plastic Free July has progressed over the years, she can't help but smile. What began in 2011 as 40 people committing to going plastic-free one month a year has gained momentum to 326 million people pledging to adopt this practice today.
"I've seen that uptick in interest every year," says Ms Prince-Ruiz, who is based in Perth, Australia, and author of Plastic Free: The Inspiring Story of a Global Environmental Movement and Why It Matters.
"These days, people are taking a hard look at what they are doing in their lives and how they can seize an opportunity to be less wasteful," she says.
Since 2000, the plastics industry has manufactured as much plastic as all the preceding years combined, a World Wildlife Fund report in 2019 found. "The production of virgin plastic has increased 200-fold since 1950, and has grown at a rate of 4% a year since 2000," the report says.
This has spurred companies to replace single-use plastic with biodegradable and compostable packaging designed to dramatically reduce the toxic footprint plastics leave behind.
In March, Mars Wrigley and Danimer Scientific announced a new two-year partnership to develop compostable packaging for Skittles in the US, estimated to be on shelves by early 2022.
It involves a type of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) that will look and feel the same as plastic, but can be thrown into the compost where it will break down, unlike regular plastic that takes anywhere from 20 to 450 years to fully decompose.
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New US Plastics Pact Aims for 100% Reusable, Recyclable, or Compostable Plastic by 2025
The new US Plastics Pact, a collaborative effort organized by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, The Recycling Partnership, and the World Wildlife Fund is partnering with 850+ organizations to work collectively toward scalable solutions tailored to the needs and challenges within the US landscape.
PepsiCo goal to have packaging 100% recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable by 2025.
Study Confirms the Value and Compatibility of Compostable Coffee Pods with Commercial Infrastructure
York University in Toronto notes how compostable coffee pods are being composted and can be composted within the current commercial composting infrastructure in North America.
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Press Release December 18th, 2018
New Product Business Announcement: Nature Knows Inc.
Fresh Healthy Snacks, Good for you and Good for our Earth with NEW 100% Compostable Bags
Nature Knows is excited to announce their new line up for Retail and Foodservice 100% Compostable packaging. With DUX Grand PrixPeople’s Choice Awards unveiling the candidates for new innovation, Nature Knows has proudly been nominated.
Congratulations Nature Works! BI-AX Is proud to supply Nature Knows with Evlon compostable film for their packaging needs.