Savory snack manufacturer Two Farmers has become the first brand in the world to use a compostable pack for crisps after collaborating with packaging specialist Parkside.
The pack comprises a multi-layer laminate created from wood-pulp that has been sourced from waste from eucalyptus plantations. Its high oxygen and moisture barrier performance helps to extend the shelf life of the crisps as packed and maintains optimum flavor and freshness to enhance consumer enjoyment of the product.
At the end of its service life the pack is fully home compostable and has been designed to break down within 26 weeks, gaining accreditation from TUV (formerly Vincotte).
Developed to support Two Farmers’ vision of being a sustainable, environmentally friendly brand offering plastic-free packaging, the collaboration with Parkside has enabled the company to become the first crisps manufacturer in the world to use an accredited home compostable pack.
Two Farmers co-founder Mark Green explained: ‘When we started this company, we wanted to ensure we would be ethical leaders in the market. This ethos is an important element of the Two Farmers story and we have implemented it along our supply chain, from the processing of the potato to the packaging of the final product.
‘Our compostable pack has positioned us at the forefront of the market as the only crisp manufacturer in the world to use a compostable pack.’
The Two Farmers crisp packet is the latest addition to Parkside’s ever-expanding range of compostable packaging options as part of its Park2Nature portfolio.
Paul Lenihan, new business development manager at Parkside, said: ‘It was a huge privilege for us to be asked to collaborate with Two Farmers on this project. The values and ethos of the company fit perfectly with our Park2Nature range which allowed us to create a great product for them.’