Europe, UK, Ireland, Sustainability, Trends

‘Home compostable’ packaging introduced by Finnish potato supplier

Finnish potato processing company Tuorekartano Oy has announced that its premium La Ratte potatoes will now be available in what it claims is recyclable and biodegradable paperboard packaging.

According to an article by Packaging Europe, the paperboard packaging was developed for Tuorekartano Oy by Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group. It is reportedly made of fresh fibres to produce a lightweight paperboard that is “easily” recycled and suitable for home composting, suitable for direct food contact, according to the companies.

Meanwhile, paper-based packaging for potatoes appears to be an expanding area of interest for produce and packaging companies alike. This year, Root Zero launched what it claimed at the time was the UK’s first carbon neutral potatoes, enabled by its paper bag packaging, while Mondi has developed a compostable, paper-based pack for SILBO and Tesco Ireland trialled recyclable, paper-based bags for its new season potatoes.

Source: Packaging Europe. Read the full story here
Photo: Packaging Europe

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