Iceland develops recyclable paper packaging for frozen food

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2022. 08. 08. 18:45

Iceland has partnered with sustainable packaging specialist Parkside to create one of the world’s first recyclable paper packaging solutions for frozen food.

Frozen food gets brand new recyclable paper packaging

Designed to package the frozen food retailer‘s Northcoast seafood range, the new paper pouches – which resist grease and oil – will replace the products former Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) plastic bags.

Made to withstand frost and moisture when stored within a freezer, the collaboration’s development uses heat sealability and a range of water-based coatings which will break down when re-pulped and recycled.

Parkside sales account manager, Mark Shaw explained that achieving a high level of grease and oil resistance for frozen food has been “extremely challenging”.

“Typically, a plastic layer such as Polyethylene would need to be extruded or laminated to the paper, which would then need to be removed when recycling post-consumer use,” he said, adding that the new technology removes the need for plastic and gives a “truly recyclable paper solution”.

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