Packaging solutions specialist, Parkside Flexibles, has developed a sustainable pack for Percol Coffee, enabling it to become the first in the world to use a compostable package for all types of coffee packs.
Made from bio-based materials, the packs provide excellent oxygen, aroma and moisture barriers that extend the shelf life of roast, ground and bean coffee, whilst maintaining optimum flavour. The packs are fully home compostable and designed to break down within 26 weeks, gaining accreditation from TUV (formerly Vincotte).
Developed to support Percol’s vision of being ethical innovators by delivering plastic-free packaging, the collaboration with Parkside has enabled the company to become the first coffee brand in the UK to receive the ‘Plastic Free Trust Mark’ from A Plastic Planet.
Percol Managing Director, David Brooks, said: “As a company, we strive to be ethical innovators and leaders in the coffee market. This ethos stretches across both product and packaging and was a key reason for choosing to work with Parkside.”
Brooks continued: “Our new compostable packaging takes us to another level and has positioned us right at the forefront of the market as the only coffee company to receive the Plastic Free Trust Mark.”
The Percol coffee pack adds to the ever-expanding portfolio of Park2Nature compostable packaging solutions Parkside currently provides.
Paula Birch, Sales Director at Parkside, said: “This was a fascinating project for us to be involved with. The ethos and values which surround Percol align perfectly with our Park2Nature range allowing us to create an amazing product for them. It is also fantastic that the packaging has become the first to be accredited by A Plastic Planet.”