14 tonnes of compostable packaging – on trial!

With compostable packaging increasingly in demand, some voices are questioning whether these materials can break down in UK composting facilities – at scale.

An item may hold compostability certification, but does that mean it can successfully break down in a real-world composting environment? Small quantities of compostable packaging can be industrially composted with food and garden waste, but what about larger amounts?

Millions of compostable tea bags, coffee pods, catering disposables, caddy liners and bags are in the spotlight – will they compost as expected?

What’s in the composting trial?

  • Over 7.3 million tea bags provided by Ekaterra brands PG Tips and Pukka, and Biome Bioplastics
  • 6 tonnes of used Vegware containers, cups and cutlery, from Recorra’s waste collections at catered offices in London

Biome Technologies plc (LON:BIOM) is a growth oriented, commercially driven technology group. The Group’s primary activity is the development of its fast growing business in bioplastics. The Group comprises two divisions: Biome Bioplastics and Stanelco RF Technologies.

Click to view all articles for the EPIC:
Or click to view the full company profile:
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Biome Technologies

More articles like this

Biome Technologies

Bioplastics are paving the way to Sustainable Packaging

The packaging industry is increasingly moving towards sustainability due to growing environmental concerns such as plastic pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Awareness of the long-term impact of single-use plastics on ecosystems and wildlife has heightened. As

Biome Technologies

Biome Technologies AGM will be held on 29 May 2024

Biome Technologies plc (LON:BIOM), a leading bioplastics and radio frequency technology business, has announced that the Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held on 29 May 2024 at 09:30 am at the offices of Allenby Capital

Biome Technologies

Biome Technologies reports 12.7% revenue growth

Biome Technologies, an AIM-listed technology group, has seen a significant shift in its operational focus and financials, as revealed in its 2023 final results. The company, which operates through two main divisions – Bioplastics and RF

Biome Technologies

The role of Bioplastics in reducing plastic pollution

As concerns increase about plastic pollution—especially from single-use plastics—bioplastics are garnering interest for their potential role in the development of a circular economy for plastics. Bioplastics, which are made with organic, plant-based resources, are viewed as an important

Biome Technologies

Introducing Vigilis-Bio tree shelters

Biome Technologies plc (LON:BIOM) is a growth oriented, commercially driven technology group. The Group’s primary activity is the development of its fast growing business in bioplastics. The Group comprises two divisions: Biome Bioplastics and Stanelco RF Technologies.

Biome Technologies

Vigilis Tree Shelters achieves ISO 9001 certification for quality management

Vigilis Tree Shelters Ltd has been awarded ISO 9001 certification. This internationally recognised standard demonstrates our commitment to quality management and continuous improvement. Achieving ISO 9001 demonstrates our dedication to: – Consistent product quality: We have robust quality control

Biome Technologies

The rise of Compostable Packaging

Most in the packaging industry agree that circularity is the way forward. Many are employing innovative materials and design techniques to create packaging that is either reusable or recyclable, but there is a third route to

Biome Technologies

What is Biodegradable Packaging?

As the world becomes more environmentally conscious, there is an increasing demand for sustainable packaging solutions that reduce waste and minimize environmental harm. Biodegradable packaging is one such solution, gaining popularity across industries. Biodegradable packaging is

Biome Technologies

Assessing the potential of Bioplastics

Plastic waste has led the global conversation on recycling and solid waste for decades. Bioplastics are a plastic derived from biological substances, and can be an effective alternative in reducing the environmental impacts of plastic usage. Research