SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION FOR SUPERMARKETS: STOROPACK’S SEAclic BOX BIO-BASED TRANSPORT PACKAGING CAN BE COMPOSTED INCLUDING FOOD WASTE IN A GreenGood COMPOSTING MACHINE INSTALLED ON-SITE
Metzingen, September 2021. Now it’s easier than ever for supermarkets and food-processing facilities to dispose of used transport packaging sustainably and eliminate waste: Storopack’s SEAclic Box Bio-based can be composted on-site along with any remaining fish, meat, or other foods – so there’s no need to clean it first. This requires a GreenGood Composter positioned at the supermarket or facility. Microbes, air and heat transform the protective packaging and food waste into nutrient-rich soil without any odors, reducing the material by up to 90 percent in just 24 hours. The compost can be picked up and valorized as soil fertilizer.
Storopack’s SEAclic Box Bio-based is made from a new compostable plastic that is certified in accordance with EN 13432 and comprises a very high percentage of renewable raw materials. The box boasts the same positive characteristics as EPS in terms of hygiene, insulation, and transport protection. The innovative protective packaging for food contributes to the circular economy and reduces plastic waste, for which it has already received multiple awards, including the 2019 Oscar packaging award and the Ocean’s Calling Award presented by OceanWise, a project supported by Sociedade Ponto Verde.
Better for the Environment and the Wallet
For supermarkets and food-industry facilities, disposing of used transport packaging can be an expensive and complicated process: to prevent pathogens and unpleasant odors, soiled meat packaging should ideally be cleaned and then stored under refrigeration until it’s picked up. Composting food waste at the supermarket with a GreenGood Composter is hygienic (hygenization process) and prevents odors (UV deodorizer). And there’s no need for retailers and facilities to provide a refrigerated space for storing used packaging until it’s picked up, which is another benefit. On-site composting also reduces the number of transport trips, as weekly pickup of compost is usually sufficient. Storopack refers customers to the composting machine distributor if they are interested (www.oklininternational.com/dealers).
Robust and User-Friendly
Designed to safely transport fish and other fresh foods, the SEAclic Box Bio-based absorbs knocks and ensures that the cold chain remains intact. In addition to having a low weight for reduced transport costs, Storopack’s SEAclic Box Bio-based also features a user-friendly, environmentally conscious design. Thanks to a click mechanism, the transport box can be securely closed without the need for adhesive or strapping tape. This saves resources and eliminates waste.