bakergoodchild introduces eco-friendly potato-based packaging

bakergoodchild has announced that it has introduced a 100% compostable and eco-friendly magazine polywrap that is produced from potato starch. It originates from various potato products including waste from the food industry.

The biodegradable mailing wrapping material is being used by a number of bakergoodchild customers; this new, eco-friendly and sustainable mailing material has been seen by those customers as a robust, sound, environmentally responsible packaging alternative to other mailing and wrapping alternatives.

The potato-based packaging material is known as a ‘bioplastic’ – thermoplastic polymers made from renewable resources like natural and sustainable potatoes instead of crude oil. These bioplastics granules can be processed on standard machines to produce thermoplastic resins and biopolymer materials, which can be used in the same way as traditional synthetic plastics.

One hundred per cent biodegradable and made from renewable resources, bioplastics have become part of everyday life. All raw materials used in the production and manufacture of Bioplastic are in compliance with relevant food contact directives.

This move supports the national focus on reducing plastic bag usage; a government initiative requires all large shops to charge 5p for a bag and, since the law was passed in October 2015, there has been an 80% reduction in usage of plastic bags across the country.

Speaking about the introduction of the bioplastic polywrap, bakergoodchild sales director, Adam Stafford, stated:

Our values focus on providing a service that makes a difference in improving customer experience and exploring initiatives that help create awareness. As a brand we are fully behind improving the environment and are working with partners and customers to achieve various goals, which has resulted in a good uptake in using the potato starch-based polywrap.”