Italian artisanal fresh-pasta producer Pastificio Fontaneto will serve its products in new, fully compostable and recyclable packaging.
The packaging has been designed by Novamont, Gualapack, Ilip, and Gruppo Poligrafico Tiberino – a group of companies from the green-chemistry and plastic-processing sectors.
The project envisages replacing traditional plastic/multilayer packaging with a certified industrially compostable pack, consisting of a thermoformed tray, heat-sealed film, and a compostable label.
The end result is the first 100% compostable and biodegradable fresh-pasta pack – TÜV certified and made from Mater-Bi, a material with a high content of renewable raw materials.
The packaging consists of a Mater-Bi bioplastic tray (produced by Novamont and Ilip), a multilayer film containing Mater-Bi (Gualapack), and a compostable label (Gruppo Poligrafico Tiberino).
The new packaging will contribute to the production of compost and help reduce CO2 emissions, once placed in the separate collection of kitchen waste.
The first products with the new packaging are Pastificio Fontaneto’s Ravioli del Plin and Agnolotti from Piedmont, sold in local shops, large-scale distribution centres, delicatessens, and foreign markets.
The introduction of recyclable packaging responds to a request from the large-scale retail trade, which is seeking greater commitment to sustainability and the green agenda from its suppliers.
The recyclable packaging represents a concrete step towards eliminating plastic trays, replacing them with a container that can be recycled with the collection of wet waste.