Compostable trays set ‘benchmark’ for sustainability

COMPOSTABLE packaging specialist TIPA has launched a new recyclable tray crafted from waste product of rice.

The trays can be disposed of in compost bins in homes and, due to the make-up of pulp, can also be disposed of in recycling bins alongside paper.

The packaging solution can house a variety of products including fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and even hot foods for up to 48 hours.

Daphna Nissenbaum, TIPA’s CEO and co-founder, said, “TIPA is focused on delivering innovative solutions to the plastic packaging crisis and our new product sets a benchmark for sustainability, combining both recyclability and composability. The new paddy straw tray gives incomes to farmers for agricultural waste, boosting the economy in communities who need it the most.

“Our new packaging gives brands surety by avoiding plastic packaging bans whilst being ethically resourced and sustainable.”

The packaging, which is available in different sizes and shapes, is described as GM-free, bio-based, and offering extended shelf-life.