EARTH PACKAGING: Frozen ice-cream desserts is a first for Earthfilm……

Konoi - ice-creams wrapped in plastic-free Earthfilm

A SWISS retailer has become the first to use our plastic-free Earthfilm to pack frozen ice-cream desserts – with the material used for their range of lollies.

Geneva-based Konoi sells a range of vegan hemp-based frozen ice-cream desserts in lolly format. They are packed by hand, with the Earth-film used as a sleeve.

“Sustainibility is one of our company values besides quality and health, and since the beginning we knew we had to find a non-plastic alternative for our ice cream packaging,” said Kumiko Kuwibara, spokesperson for Konoi.

“We are very pleased with the quality and aesthetic of our new paper packaging. It’s perfectly aligned with our company philosophy and product quality, whilst conserving our ice creams in a good condition.”

Earthfilm is part of our sustainable Earth Packaging range – and is an award-winning plastic-free packaging solution, paper-based with a heat-sealable coating. It is also available as a preformed stand-up pouch, Earthpouch.

The Earthpouch/Earthfilm is perfect for a range of dry and moist products – including granolas, seeds and snacks, confectionery, porridge oats, grains, health/diet supplements, pet foods, chocolate and more. We’ve also got a growing number of customers from non-food companies.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Konoi’s product is another example of how versatile Earthfilm is. Sustainability was a big part of Konoi’s brand, and it’s great that we have been able to help them go plastic-free with their ice creams.”

Sirane is an innovative food packaging development-to-manufacture company, with expertise in absorbency and material science. Specialisms include bags and pouches, absorbent products, shelf-life extension and dual-ovenable products.

We also recently acquired a UK-based board-conversion company. Products under development include combining board with Earthfilm to create a plastic-free sandwich pack. We’ve also launched an Earthfilm suitable for packing fresh salads.

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