TIPA, a compostable packaging supplier, and Atlapac, a packaging manufacturer and distributor, have announced their partnership to manufacture fully compostable, flexible packaging mailers for Atlapac’s premium fashion and retail customers.
While brands shifting to recycled and recyclable plastic packaging is a step in the right direction to becoming more eco-friendly, these materials often do not live up to expectations since even recyclable plastic may ultimately end its life in a landfill. A better, and more impactful step is needed to replace plastic packaging altogether. By using TIPA fully compostable rolls of film, Atlapac’s new products will have the same functionality as conventional plastic but will completely break down in compost environments, nourishing the earth, instead of harming it. Fashion brands will be able to properly shift to sustainable packaging without significant added costs as TIPA’s rolls can be converted on Atlapac’s existing industrial machinery.
“We are thrilled that partnering with TIPA will enable us to become sustainable and eco-friendly, an important goal for the company and our customers,” says Paul Unrue, president of Atlapac. “TIPA’s authorized compostable certification and ability to help us educate the public about the US’ sustainable industry and direction makes them the perfect partner. We look forward to seeing the rewards of our efforts and expanding our compostable package offerings with TIPA in the future.”
“Every new partnership is not only a milestone for TIPA, but a step in the right direction in educating the public and safeguarding our planet,” states Michael Waas, VP, North America, at TIPA. “While we are seeing more sustainable products in the fashion industry, the challenge with conventional flexible plastic packaging is that it is very difficult to recycle due to its thin and multi-layered films. As such, we are eager to continue the push toward compostable packaging practices, and are excited to have our product reach hundreds of thousands of consumers via Atlapac and other converter partners.”