Packaging Scotland

Food & Drink

Compostable pack takes major innovation prize

A compostable pack made from powdered cricket flour has scooped a top innovation award.

The pack, designed by Parkside for an energy bar, triumphed in the Best Sustainable category at the World Food Innovation Awards 2017.

Parkside created the product with both the packaging and contents being produced from plant based materials.

Pete Ford, new business development manager at Parkside said, “Our customer, Next Step Foods Ltd., wanted to ensure that the natural benefits of its Yumpa product were fully reflected in the packaging used to wrap it. We worked together to deliver a solution that fully complied with the brief.

“Products such as the Yumpa bar, with its compostable packaging design, address an increasing desire from consumers who are seeking to purchase more environmentally friendly products. We are proud of this pack and what it offers to today’s food and drink market.

“Conventionally flexible packaging has not been recyclable and has therefore ended up in landfill or incineration post consumer use. With the compostable pack from Parkside, we now have a truly sustainable option for brands and retailers to minimise this issue.”