Top recognition for Confoil and BASF's certified compostable food tray, DualPakECO®
Australian food packaging manufacturer Confoil has received top recognition from the Australasian Packaging industry, winning gold in the Sustainable Packaging Design - Compostables Award for certified compostable food tray, DualPakECO®.
DualPakECO trays are certified compostable to Australian standard AS 4736-2006. They are made in Australia with paper coated on the inside with AORA Platinum Plus Partner, BASF's, biopolymer ecovio® PS 1606. ecovio is a partly bio-based and certified compostable biopolymer specially developed for coating food packaging made of paper or board. They can be commercially composted with the organic waste collected in organic waste bins including any food scraps left in the packaging and carry the seedling logo to educate consumers of their compostable quality as well as a message to dispose of in an organics bin.
DualPakECO trays go from the table to the composting facility and back to the farm to help provide nutrients for the next crop. Finding a market for any recycled material is critical to the success of a circular economy, ensuring resources retain value through the process. Composting is the ultimate in recycling as the result can be so beneficial to agriculture and viticulture, as well as the environment.
The Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards are held annually by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) which recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field in Australia and New Zealand.
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