Canadian Packaging

Green Cell Foam and NIKU Farms Bring the World’s Most Sustainable Packaging to Canada

KTM Industries’ Ground-Breaking Insulated Shipping Material Grows Canadian Footprint Through New Partnership


August 6, 2019
Canadian Packaging

Green Cell Foam, the completely biodegradable and compostable packaging material, has expanded its international business by becoming the exclusive supplier of insulated coolers for NIKU Farms. The Toronto-based company will be the first meat delivery service to bring the ground-breaking shipping material to Canada for its farm-to-door meat subscription boxes. This new acquisition will greatly increase Green Cell Foam’s existing Canadian business and will add to the growing numbers of direct-to-consumer food companies worldwide who trust the 100% water soluble shipping inserts to safely and sustainably deliver their products to their customers.
 
“We created Green Cell Foam to be a completely biodegradable, limited-impact alternative to Styrofoam, plastic and other landfill-clogging materials commonly used in shipping,” stated Tim Colonnese, CEO of KTM Industries, makers of Green Cell Foam. “We’re proud of the work we do for partners who share our vision and are excited to expand in Canada with NIKU Farms, a mission-driven company with sustainability engrained in all aspects of its business.”
Green Cell Foam 101:
●      A unique natural, environmentally friendly packaging material
●      Matches the performance of petroleum-based foams
●      Biodegradable alternative made from non-GMO cornstarch
●      Manufacturing requires 70% less energy and produces 80% less greenhouse gases than petroleum-based foams
●      Backyard compostable, biodegradable and water soluble
“Food subscription boxes are rising in popularity, but often they create excessive plastic waste. By using Green Cell Foam packaging, high-quality, ethically-raised meat can go straight to your door in a completely sustainable way,” said Luke Armstrong, co-founder of NIKU Farms. “We encourage other Canadian companies to join us in switching to a more sustainable option like Green Cell Foam. With Canada poised to ban single-use plastics by 2021, the time is now.”





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