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Tri-Star Packaging introduces home compostable Notpla coated food boxes

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Adding to its sustainable foodservice packaging ranges, Tri-Star Packaging has introduced new kraft food boxes lined with Notpla Coating, an innovative special lining made from seaweed, which replaces the plastic coating usually used on food service products.

Notpla coating does not require specific recycling pathways or specialised industrial composting equipment to degrade. It takes less than six weeks to completely decompose in a home composting environment.

‘For many years, our mission has been to seek out, test and introduce a wider variety of more sustainable packaging,’ said Tri-Star Packaging sales director Lee Richards. ‘We are excited to announce the introduction of these new recyclable and home compostable kraft food boxes, which feature Notpla Coating, made from naturally renewable and abundant seaweed.

‘The boxes are manufactured in the UK, from sustainable sources which include up to 25% grass. Adding to their sustainable credentials, they also make a significant contribution to carbon footprint reduction, saving over 250 kg of carbon dioxide and 3000 litres of water per tonne of carton board, when compared to conventional fibre alternatives.’

The Notpla coating is made from one of nature’s most renewable resources, brown seaweed, which grows up to one metre per day. Seaweed doesn’t compete with food crops and doesn’t need fresh water or fertiliser.

Fully recyclable, Notpla coated kraft food boxes are grease and heat resistant, stackable, and easy to use. The design features webbed corners so the boxes are also leak resistant. Ideal for a range of foods from burgers to loaded fries or dry curries, the boxes are available in two sizes – 738 ml (26 oz) and 1307 ml (46 oz).


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