An innovative replacement for traditional plastic packaging is being introduced to the potato sector by leading potato supplier Meade Potato Company.
The new Meade 2kg White Potato bag aims to eliminate the plastic bag that is commonly used for packing potatoes. Sustainably-sourced starch-coated paper is partnered with water-based ink and corn-starch-based netting to produce a 100% compostable bag. The paper is FSC certified and the bag carries the seedling logo which means it is certified to the EN 13432 standard required for industrial composting.
For retailers, this technology will make the goal of reducing plastic that much more achievable. For growers and packers such as Meade, this bag with its use of cutting-edge technology, represents progress for improving packaging in the fruit and vegetable category.
“This bag represents a breakthrough in our industry in terms of protecting the product and harnessing existing efficient packing processes with innovative new materials,” remarks Philip Meade Jr., Commercial Director, Meade Potato Company.
Consumers are asked to dispose of the new compostable bag in their brown bin. The bags are intended for industrial composting which can create valuable by-products such as compost.
These Meade brand 2kg White Potatoes are available at Lidl stores nationwide.