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Products made from Bioplastics


Sainsbury’s has already begun moving away from oil-based plastic and have been trialling a more sustainable plant-based plastic called Polylactic acid (PLA), made from the sugars in cornstarch. PLA teabags are made from renewable plant-based material and are industrially compostable, unlike the current oil-based plastic teabags. Sainsbury’s will move over 859 million individual teabags a year from using oil-based plastic to plant-based plastic. The retailer has found the popularity of tea has been increasing this year with sales of tea rising by 6% year on year.

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Biodegradable water bottles is part of GS-Companies. Changing petroleum-based bottles into plant-based bottles. Compostable, recyclable, burnable bottles for water, milk and juices. They believe in leaving future generations a healthier planet where consumer product packaging has a lower environmental impact, generates less waste, and is recyclable, compostable, and sustainable. They use only bio-plastic (PLA) for their bottles.

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By using PLA bottles when packaging milk, yogurts, drinking yogurts, etc., a 100% natural end product can be created. No toxic packaging for your natural product. In addition, PLA packaging can contribute to an increase in food waste in industrial composting locations. This results in more compost, less food waste, and packaging to the incinerator and less food and packaging to landfill. In Biodegradable bottles opinion, a lot of advantages.



Danone has switched to Ingeo - a plastic from plants, not oil - for its Activia yogurt in Germany. The switch to the technologically innovative material will improve the product’s packaging carbon footprint by 25% and use 43% less fossil resources compared to the previous packaging. Danone is the first company to switch to environmentally friendly packaging for a leading yogurt product in Europe.

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October 2010, global organic yogurt leader Stonyfield Farm, replaced all of its petroleum-based multipack yogurt cups with cups made from plant-based Ingeo. The new cups are a first for the dairy industry and reduce the package’s greenhouse gas emissions by 48 percent. All new Ingeobased multipack cups look and feel exactly like the petroleum-based yogurt cups they replace and now carry a “This Cup is Made From Plants” stamp on the bottom. Current Stonyfield multipack product lines include YoBaby, YoToddler, YoKids, B-Healthy, B-Well, Probiotic and O’Soy.

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With its focus on innovation and leadership, Dyne-a-pak is proud to introduce the Dyne-a-pak Nature™ foam tray, made from Ingeo polymer, as a new performance alternative to traditional expanded polystyrene foam trays. A cost efective alternative to polystyrene, with the same light weight and performance in cold or room temperature applications, Ingeo based Dyne-a-pak Nature™ foam trays offer a signifcantly reduced carbon footprint, as well as an entirely new end-of-life option – Compostable to the ASTM D6400 standard.



Glorybrew is a guilt-free line of coffee pods for Keurig®* and Nespresso machines that specializes in eco-friendly single serve coffee. Glorybrew pods for Keurig are BPI Certified compostable and are made from bio-based materials that offer a guilt-free coffee experience for your morning routine. Additionally, their pods for Nespresso meet the DIN EN 13432 European standard for compostable products.
Glorybrew stands for sustainability and quality - Their Royal themed coffee is sourced from a premium selection of beans originating from Indonesia, and South and Central America.

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In 2009, the SunChips brand took the first step towards this trans-formational packaging. The outer layer of packaging on every 10 ½ oz size SunChips snacks bags is now made with Ingeo, a compostable, plant-based renewable material. This packaging innovation by Frito-Lay North America, the $12 billion convenient foods business unit of PepsiCo, is consistent with the commitment by PepsiCo to reduce the company’s impact on the environment through water, energy, and packaging initiatives.

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As the #1 National Brand of Pretzels, Snyder’s of Hanover has consistently introduced innovative new products; not only defining the pretzel category, but championing it. In keeping with this tradition, Snyder’s of Hanover Organic Pretzel Sticks are now packaged in innovative new bags created from plant-based materials. The bag is made from an innovative Earth Clear™ flexible packaging material from Ingeo grade, a plant based bioplastic. This enables the bag to perform well without depending on petroleum-based products.

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Vegware holds the deepest set of compostability certification in the sector. Their full product range can be commercially composted with food waste where accepted. Independent bodies have certified their products and can break down in under 12 weeks in industrial composting facilities. The most widely used compostability standards are the European EN13432 and the American ASTM D6400. They are largely equivalent, and include the following elements:

  • Biodegradation – materials turn to soil through microbial action at the same rate as cellulose (paper)

  • Disintegration – the materials fall into small pieces

  • Eco-toxicity – seeds can germinate in the resulting compost – i.e. it is useful for plant growth

  • Heavy metals – the compost is safe to go onto land

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Ecopack provide home compostable, biodegradable, environmentally friendly packaging. 
The Ecotainer Food Container is made from Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified paperboard. Lined with a PLA (plant starch) inner moisture barrier, to prevent leaks. Ecotainer paper food containers are 100% commercially compostable after use. Ecopack is committed to carbon neutrality & reducing their carbon footprint.



Green Choice range of cardboard tubs from Disposable Tableware are very popular in NZ markets. They are made of cardboard and lined with PLA, a plant-based plastic, and not a petroleum-based plastic. As food contamination is not a problem, the waste container can be sent to a landfill (to eventually breakdown into plant matter) or sent to a commercial composting centre (for conversion into compost).

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The Pure Option™ is an award winning environmentally responsible company started in 2018 (although their story goes back to 2003) with the lofty mission to solve the un-natural problem of petrol-based plastics with a natural plant-based alternative. As they use nature to solve a modern problem like plastics, their natural solution is designed to break down within 13 weeks in commercial facilities and a bit longer in home composters, into nutrient rich compost that benefits the environment it is disposed of in, it’s a completely circular solution, use plants, dispose of them, and use them to grow more plants.

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Target strives to be a responsible steward of the environment, seeking to understand its impact on the planet and continuously improve business practices. When Target publicly announced its sustainability commitments in 2010, it included a commitment to expand Target’s selection of sustainable product choices that effectively balance price, performance, and convenience. By using low carbon footprint Ingeo packages in SuperTarget bakery and deli areas, Target has removed more than 500,000 pounds per year of petroleum based packaging. New in 2011, Target introduced the Archer Farms Simply Balanced snacks with an innovative new bag design that uses Ingeo to achieve 25% renewable materials content.

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Their biodegradable compostable bags are made from compostable raw materials made from plant-based polymer (EN13432: 2000). Once their lifespan is over, they biodegrade within a compostable environment, contributing to the development of significant advantages throughout the production-consumption-disposal process and being used in their last phase for the production of agricultural fertilizers with their decomposition process.
Walki and Plasbel both aim for continuous improvement. Their commitment to the environment is a fundamental element in these institutions. Together, they will achieve even more with their initiatives. They were heading for the same goal, to reduce human waste to ZERO through industrial recycling processes and by promoting the circular economy. Now that Walki and Plasbel have joined forces, they form a PERFECT GREEN-TEAM to make that goal a dream come true.

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