– 100% Compostable packet
– Disintegrates in landfill
– Co-design by inSpiral
– Sustainably sourced materials
– Organic, bursting with nutrients
– Dried-not-fried & gluten free
In the past we used recycled plastic for our kale chips but were concerned that, despite their recyclability, nay of these containers would end up in landfill. Our new pack comes from compostable, non-genetically modified wood pulp; cultivated using low impact methods from a sustainably managed hardwood plantation of Eucalyptus treed. Add biodegradable glue, nature-based inks and 100% renewable electricity and the result is truly one of a kind.
We worked with National Flexible, a dynamic, innovative, British packaging company, as well as Innovia, the producers of NatureFlex tm to achieve this. Their film was already certified to European standards of compostability and uses a unique, natural heat-seal resin to offer a great barrier against air, odour and temperature.
However we needed to go beyond the current applications of this film. We needed a final material with strength to hold our ambient, long life products, as well as the aesthetics for a modern, inspirational brand.
The way forward emerged to be to laminate the film with a layer of compostable paper. We used a unique, biodegradable glue to seal the two fabrics together. The glue was difficult to secure and these materials had not been combined before. The venture certainly wasn’t easy! “It was a joint process” says Mark Thompson, of National Flexible. “inSpiral had high environmental goals and targets and didn’t want to compromise. It was a project with a lot complexity and tough demands”.
inSpiral organic, raw, vegan kale chips and superfood bites taste awesome on their own but now come with the added feel good factor of ecologically-sound design. Try them today!