11. Mar 2021

Compostable coffee packaging wins FPA sustainability award

Compostable coffee packaging wins FPA sustainability award

Montreal-based TC Transcontinental Packaging has become the recipient of the Gold Award for Sustainability in the 2021 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition.

The company won with its Maxwell House Canada 100% compostable coffee pod lidding and mother bag films. The awards have been organised on an annual basis by the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) since 1956 to showcase the industry's innovation and the advances that have changed packaging. The FPA is the U.S. association of the manufacturers of flexible packaging, and material or equipment suppliers to the industry.

The winning films are certified BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute) industrial compostable, which leaves zero waste, provides an environmentally friendly solution to the popular single serve pod, and responds to the demand for sustainable packaging without sacrificing product freshness, performance and convenience.

“At TC Transcontinental, the development of sustainable products is firmly rooted in our long history of social responsibility. This award underscores our leadership position in crafting commercialized, sustainable packaging solutions, and is one of many recognitions for our work in this space including the award-winning recycle ready pouch for loose tea, compostable structure for closed-loop collection, and also compostable whole-bean packaging for coffee,” said Thomas Morin, President of TC Transcontinental Packaging.
“It is gratifying to see how our values of performance, teamwork and innovation have culminated in the development of such an outstanding array of sustainable products.”

This product is the result of TC Transcontinental’s partnership with Club Coffee, a leading innovator in the rapidly expanding single-serve hot beverage market and the creators of PῧrPod100, and Kraft Heinz Canada. It demonstrates how collaboration can bring break-through packaging to life and divert waste from landfills with inventive and innovative solutions. The packaging features a circular design with renewable inputs into the materials and a no-separation pod design that ensures easy consumer disposal through the growing number of local food waste collection programs.

“As signatories of the Ellen MacArthur foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, this award-winning product shows our commitment to developing sustainable packaging where plastic never becomes waste and reaching our goals whereby, by 2025, all products in our basket are 100% recyclable, compostable, or re-useable,” said Morin
Flexible packaging expert TC Transcontinental Packaging employs some 3,800 employees at its facilities in the United States, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Ecuador, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and China. Its platform is comprised of one premedia studio and 26 production plants specializing in recycling, extrusion, lamination, printing and converting.


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