Global packaging company Amcor has partnered with global compostable packaging producer, TIPA, to bring compostable packaging to Australia and New Zealand.
Under the new partnership, Amcor and TIPA will collaborate to locally manufacture, supply, and distribute their trademarked and certified compostable solutions in A/NZ. The packaging produced by this partnership will be compostable either at home or via municipal collection.
Amcor said the new high-performance compostable films and laminate offerings will complement its existing compostable range, Nature+, enabling new solutions for bakery, meat and fresh produce customers.
Performing like conventional plastic, the compostable films and laminates can be disposed of using existing composting infrastructure, decomposing back into soil like organic waste, and are all certified either ‘home compostable’ and ‘compostable’ according to industry-wide standards.
Amcor Flexibles Australia & New Zealand vice-president and general manager Simon Roy said, “We are constantly looking at new ways to bring innovative sustainable solutions to A/NZ, ensuring all our packaging is recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.
“Whilst compostable packaging will never be the whole answer, we are working with TIPA to understand and evaluate its use in particular packaging segments.”
“We are very excited to be working with Amcor to take this major step forward together, enabling our compostable solutions to be made available in Australia and New Zealand,” TIPA vice-president of strategic operations and business development Michael Hanratty added.