January 13, 2010
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Liquid Planet, founded in 2003 in Missoula, Montana has released a 100 per cent organic tea packaged in single serve, fully biodegradable and compostable sachets and clear overwraps, becoming the first company to do so commercially in the world.
The tea is 100 per cent USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) organic certified and KSA (Kosher Supervision of America) kosher certified premium full leaf tea enclosed in a non-bleached, biodegradable and compostable sachet. The sachet is wrapped in a fully biodegradable and compostable corn-resin overwrap and then packed into recyclable cartons made from post-consumer material in a facility that offsets its energy use with wind energy credits.
The especially unique component of the Liquid Planet packaging is the NatureFlex corn-resin overwrap manufactured by Innovia Films. Although it appears like traditional plastic, instead of oil-based materials Natureflex is comprised of a naturally-occurring plant starch, making it biodegradable, compostable and sustainable.