Oct 11, 2021

New compostable packaging solution for loose tea brand

Parkside has collaborated with SUKI Tea to develop a printed pack for its various loose tea products, replacing a plain design. The company says that this is a step further towards its sustainability goals to be 100% plastic free by 2022.
Elisabeth Skoda

Made from bio-based materials and featuring a compostable zipper, the new pouch design provides excellent oxygen, aroma and moisture barrier that extend the shelf life of the tea while maintaining optimum flavour.

Zoë McCullough, Sales and Marketing Manager at SUKI, said: “Customers are becoming increasingly aware of their environmental impact and therefore eco-friendly packaging was a key for SUKI. It’s been a challenge but an important one that links closely to our core ethics and ethos, Parkside have been instrumental in achieving one of key objectives – Plastic-free tea packaging.

“Favouring ethical supplier practices and operating in a more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable manner are the cornerstones of everything we do so it was a natural next step for SUKI. Working with Parkside has been great, matching our values in and delivering outstanding compostable packaging."

Suitable for industrial composting

The SUKI Tea packaging adds to the  portfolio of Park2NatureTM compostable packaging solutions Parkside currently provides. The packs are designed to break down within 26 weeks, as well as suitable for industrial composting facilities and complies with A Plastic Planet’s Plastic Free Trust Mark. The high definition graphics created with HD compostable inks also can provide greater shelf appeal for the tea brand.

Paula Birch, Sales & Innovations Director at Parkside, said: “Suki Tea is an adventurous, responsible brand that respects and values people and the planet. Working with the team was a privilege and we are extremely pleased we were able to help the brand to achieve an innovative pack solution that is sustainable in every way.”

Elisabeth Skoda

Editor of Touchpoints magazine, writer for Packaging Europe magazine and design enthusiast!
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