Asia Pulp & Paper’s Foopak Bio Natura named Sustainability Product of the Year

Replacing plastic in food packaging


Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) Foopak Bio Natura suite of food packaging products has been named ‘Sustainability Product of the Year’ by the Business Intelligence Group in the 2018 Sustainability Awards program. The Sustainability Awards honors people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.

APP’s Foopak Bio Natura is replacing plastic, foam and PE-coated food packaging with a fully compostable, sustainable paperboard alternative. The matter is especially compatible for both hot and cold beverage cups and other food packaging. Moreover, the cup stock can sustain heat up to 440 degrees Fahrenheit/220 degrees Celsius.

In addition, FDA-certified approves of Foopak Bio Natura cup stock. It meets the standards with the FTC’s Green Guides for biodegradability and compostability. Testing by the Isega Institute shows scientific evidence the stock can completely break down and return to nature by decomposing in a matter of 12 weeks. Additionally, home compost pile or a facility can easily compost Bio Natura.

“Achieving this award affirms our commitment to sustainability in all areas of our operation,” said Elim Sritaba, director of sustainability and stakeholder engagement, APP. “Furthermore, beyond product development, we’re committed to providing businesses with the solutions they need to do the same.”

Steps toward a cleaner, more sustainable world

“Foopak Bio Natura provides the food and restaurant industries with a comprehensive suite of sustainable packaging solutions. It offers this compostable option to an underserved part of the market,” said Felix Koh, senior vice president and Global Business Unit Head, APP. “And, we’re happy to offer an alternative solution to packaging waste.”

“We are proud to reward and recognize Asia Pulp & Paper for its sustainability efforts,” said Maria Jimenez, chief nominations officer, Business Intelligence Group. “Our judges were sure that APP’s vision and strategy will continue to deliver results toward a cleaner, more sustainable world. Congratulations!”

“Sustainability Awards 2018 honors and prides APP with the ‘Sustainable Product of the Year’. Furthermore, it affirms our commitment to being sustainable. We deliver innovative products that help solve some of the most pressing environmental issues of today,” said Rohan Rodrigues, director, APP India. What’s more, we believe that with the growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions in India products like Foopak Bio Natura will address the problem of sustainable packaging in the near future.”

Moreover, APP joins the ranks of other Sustainability Awards winners including P&G, Danone North America, Hilton Software, Seed Phytonutrients and Dow Chemical.


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