Specialist packaging provider Parkside Flexible has expanded its sustainable packaging range with a new share bag manufactured with a substrate utilising eucalyptus tree products.

UK-based Parkside worked with ethical food brand Rhythm 108 to launch Ooh-la-la biscuits with the brief to develop a pack made from sustainable sources that is compostable after use.

The pack comprises a bio-film, NatureFlex, which is produced from wood pulp sourced from eucalyptus plantations in Brazil. For every tree used, another is planted in its place.

Paul Lenihan, new business development manager at Parkside, said: “Sustainability remains a hot topic of conversation within the packaging world. Consumers are demanding more environmentally-friendly processes and retailers are responding by asking their supply chains to come up with innovative ways to save carbon and avoid end-of-life incineration and landfill.

“Rhythm 108 wanted packaging that addressed the needs of consumers and that fitted with its natural organic ethos. Parkside has answered this demand. From a sustainability perspective, we have utilised sustainable materials to develop the pack instead of oil based polymers. In addition, the pack is fully compostable.”

More information from Parkside Flexibles Ltd, Tyler Close, Normanton, West Yorkshire, WF6 1RL, UK. Tel: 44 1924 898074. Email: info@parksideflex.com Web: parksideflex.com