SIRANE’S award-winning plastic-free packaging ‘Earthpouch’ has been officially endorsed by the UK Recycling Association, following rigorous testing.
Now available in standard, barrier and high-barrier, our Earthpouch is ideal for anyone looking to remove unnecessary plastics from their packaging.
The Earthpouch is a paper-based solution, and it can be recycled with the paper stream – a fact that’s now been officially endorsed by the CEO.
Simon Ellin, CEO of the UK Recycling Association, said: “It is with much enthusiasm that I am writing to recommend the Earthfilm and Earthpouches manufactured by the Sirane Group. After having read the results of the repulpability tests by the labs, I am happy to endorse the material as great paper recyclable packaging.”
Perfect for a range of dry and moist products – including granolas, porridge oats, grains, health/diet supplements and more – the Earthpouch is a paper-based solution with a heat-sealable coating, which is preformed into a stand-up pouch.
Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Earthpouch is a plastic-free solution, a paper-based material with a plastic-free coating which is perfect for a range of products. We can supply it with a range of different barriers, to suit your needs.
“We can also supply the same plastic-free material in reel format for anyone looking to flow-wrap – this would be our Earthfilm – and also as Earthbags.
“If you’re serious about moving away from plastics, then this – and many of the other products in our Earth Packaging range – might be exactly what you’re looking for.
“It’s great to get the official endorsement from the UK Recycling Association, and it gives our customers the added reassurance that it has indeed been tested.”
2018 was a big year for the Earthpouch with some major industry recognition– it won a Green Apple Award, presented at the Houses of Parliament, and it also secured first place at the UK Packaging Awards in the Resource Efficient Pack of the Year category. The Earthpouch was also recognised at the Sustainable Food Awards in Amsterdam, where it finished third in the sustainable packaging category.
Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “The Earthpouch is a fabulous product, and we were honoured to receive industry recognition and pick-up two top awards.
“Sirane’s constantly innovating, and the environment is at the forefront of a lot of our thinking. Plastics – and perhaps more specifically removing plastics where possible – is the hot-topic, and it’s great that Sirane is able to offer this product.”
One of the questions we’re often asked is ‘how do I fill the pouch?’ We’ve also recently added a pouch-filling line to our offering, the M7, which is compatible with the Earthpouch – and there will be a working machine on our stand.
The Earthpouch is just one of a range of compostable/recyclable products and packaging solutions Sirane has developed over the years – and it has been placed in our Earth Packaging range: compostable; recyclable and sustainable.
We’re already working on enhancing and expanding the Earthpouch range, including higher-barrier pouches, ovenable versions and more – the Earthpouch is not just a product, it’s the start of a whole range of plastic-free products.
Other products in the Earth Packaging range include our new paper based absorbent pads – which are both compostable & recyclable, compostable & breathable packaging films, and compostable food packaging boards.
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.
MD Simon Balderson will be among the guest speakers at next month’s Plastic-Free World Conference & Expo in Frankfurt, Germany. Simon will be talking on Day 2: June 28, as part of the food packaging stream, where the morning session will be ‘bio-based and non-plastic alternatives to traditional plastic packaging’.
The expo runs from June 27-28 – Sirane is also exhibiting, find us on Stand 11.