Compostable Bags Solution Ends Search for Fresh Produce Growers

Compostable BagStrawberry Fields Organic Farm grows an extensive range of “inspirational vegetables and herbs”, but, after 46 years of organic growing, the company had struggled to find a supplier of compostable bags at an affordable price.

That was until it discovered the C BAG from flexible packaging and lidding films supplier KM Packaging and its partner Treetop Biopak. The C BAG is from KM Packaging’s C-Range of compostable bio-plastic packaging with similar properties and look and feel as conventional plastic.

Strawberry Fields were particularly concerned about GMO in some compostable packaging during its search for a supplier. The company were also aware that the UK Soil Association requires organic-certified growers to use compostable packaging with no GMO.

Strawberry Fields were delighted to discover that the C BAG from KM Packaging had been verified as compliant with the Soil Association Food & Drink standards. It is now being used to pack Strawberry Fields’ Rainbow Chard, Red Oakleaf, Green Oakleaf, Romaine, Red Batavia, and Green Batavia lettuce.

The key features of the C BAG include:

  • Home compostable;
  • Guarantee non-GMO raw materials;
  • Meets the Soil Association Standard for packaging materials;
  • Excellent mechanical properties;
  • Very good impact and puncture resistance;
  • Excellent water resistance;
  • Suitable for manual and automatic bagging lines;
  • Good material perforation, keeping fruit and vegetable fresh; and

The bio-plastic C-Range products from KM Packaging have been developed in partnership with Treetop Biopak, specialising in providing innovative compostable packaging solutions.

Customers can compost the bag at home, including any vegetable leftovers, which will accelerate the bio-degradation process. Alternatively, if the local council offers kerbside collection of organic food waste, the bags can be used as caddy liners.

The C-Range of bio-plastic packaging materials includes shrink wrap, stretch wrap, adhesive tape, and bags. It enhances KM’s portfolio of sustainable flexible packaging solutions and offers customers a wider range of choice.

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