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Parkside provides compostable packs for Mintons

Parkside has manufactured new compostable packs for health food wholesaler Mintons.

The new packs will be for the brand’s range of pulses, beans, cereals and dried fruit. According to Parkside, the packaging incorporates a duplex compostable laminate manufactured by Futamura. It is designed to “break down within 26 weeks in a home composting environment”.

Parkside added that the packs have gained full accreditation from TUV and have been tested for eco-toxicity and various other criteria against EN 13432.

Roger Watkins, managing director at Mintons said: “We are a healthy foods brand, and our customers are environmentally conscious, so it makes sense that we progress our business model by adopting sustainable packaging for our products. The pack created by Parkside has aligned a significant portion of our offering to both our business and consumer ethos. Parkside are industry-leaders in sustainable packaging, so they were always our go-to partner for this venture.”

Parkside new business development manager Paul Lenihan added: “Consumer concerns have shifted a lot throughout the pandemic, but sustainability has remained at the forefront of their minds, particularly in the health foods sector. It’s great that Mintons has turned its attention to its packaging and that our sustainable packaging portfolio fits intrinsically with their goals.”

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