Packaging Solutions Specialist Creates Compostable Pack For Crisps


Packaging solutions specialist Parkside has devised a compostable crisp pack comprised of a multi-layer laminate created from wood-pulp sourced from waste from eucalyptus plantations. Its high oxygen and moisture barrier performance helps to extend the shelf life of the crisps contained inside and maintains optimum flavour and freshness to enhance consumer enjoyment of the product.

Savoury snack manufacturer Two Farmers has become the first brand in the world to use a compostable pack for crisps after collaborating with Parkside. 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).

Two Farmers co-founder Mark Green said, ‘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 solutions as part of its Park2Nature portfolio. New business development manager at Parkside, Paul Lenihan 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.’