BBIA member Futamura has partnered with sustainable packaging manufacturer, Bio4pack, to create compostable packaging for Dutch organic cereal producer, De Halm, using its NatureFlex™ and Tipa film. The product now features on the celebrated Ekoplaza plastic-free aisle.

NatureFlex™ cellulose films are made from renewable and responsibly sourced wood pulp and are certified as ‘industrial compostable’ according to the European standard EN13432 and TÜV Austria’s OK Compost Home standard for home composting, qualifying the product for Ekoplaza’s plastic-free aisle on the basis that it is made from ‘innovative compostable biomaterials’.

Futamura Sales and Marketing Manager – EMEA, Andy Sweetman, said: “We are delighted that NatureFlex™ is featuring so prominently on the Ekoplaza plastic free aisle. It is an easy substitute for some conventional plastics, especially for dry produce such as the De Halm cereal bag. We are looking forward to the plastic-free aisle concept developing in other countries.”