Nature Flex gains UK consumer body approval

NatureFlex, Innovia, UK, consumer body, compostable


Bacheldre Watermill uses Innovia Films biodegradable and compostable material
In the May 2009 Innovia Films’ compostable cellulose-based packaging film, NatureFlex, had been put to the test by the UK’s leading consumer body and gained its approval. In the May edition of the Which? Gardening magazine, five compostable materials, used in supermarket packaging, were tested using a home compost bin in the usual way – filled with garden waste and turned at two and four month intervals.  Observations were recorded as to how well each item composted. At the end of the two month testing period the fresh produce packs had completely broken down and there were only minute pieces of the cereal bag remaining.
NatureFlex packs tested by Which? included those used for supermarket fresh produce and a cereal bag.  The latter is a lamination of NatureFlex and another compostable material, Mater-Bi.