With the adoption of 100% compostable coffee packaging for the hospitality industry, Dark Woods becomes one of the first firms to do so
Packaging company Parkside Flexibles has agreed to supply compostable packaging to Dark Woods Coffee for the latter’s range of hospitality and B2B supplied coffee beans.
With the adoption of 100% compostable coffee packaging for the hospitality industry, Dark Woods becomes one of the first firms to do so.
According to Parkside Flexibles, the new flexible packaging is made from an industrially biodegradable valve and a bag from Parkside’s Park2Nature line.
Following its B Corp certification, the solution is expected to strengthen Dark Woods’ ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) credentials.
To improve the circularity of its packaging, the company has already installed a commercial composter at its roaster along with localised deliveries made by 100% electric vans and a cargo bike.
Additionally, the firm will set up links to nearby composting facilities or provide their clients with small-scale composters.
Parkside Speciality sales director Paul McKeown said: “Our innovative compostable packaging was the final piece of the puzzle for Dark Woods.
“They’re a company with innovative plans that can be the template for a more sustainable beverage industry, but they were missing the packaging solution that ticked every box.
McKeown added: “Park2Nature is a 100% compostable solution, that does not compromise on barrier performance or print quality. It delivers the performance Dark Woods needed, and it can do the same for any food or beverage product.
“For example, formats are available where gas flushing is required, making it also an ideal solution for other applications, such as fresh or cooked meat and fresh produce packaging.”
The Park2Nature solution offers an eco-friendly cradle-to-cradle life cycle in addition to the same oxygen barrier capabilities to keep the coffee fresh, said the packaging firm.
The products from Park2Nature are offered in a variety of formats for use in freezing and vacuum packaging, among other uses.