New biodegradable packs "extend shelf life by up to one month"

Organic food delivery company Abel & Cole says it has improved the shelf life of its produce by packing it in a Finnish-developed transparent biodegradable film.

Will Robinson - image: Plastiroll
Will Robinson - image: Plastiroll

Abel & Cole head of production Will Robinson said: "We looked at many packaging sources to see what is the best to recycle or compost, what was GMO free and what keeps our product quality as high as possible, and Plastiroll really lived up to its promises."

Plastiroll's Bioska 506 film is made from fully compostable and biodegradable raw materials and can be easily disposed of, including by composting at home.

Sales manager Jukka Suvisalmi said: "It's a multi-layered film which means we can combine several biopolymers and tailor the film's functional properties according to its use, like how it breaths and how much moisture gets through."

Plastiroll's own testing shows the packaging film can extend the shelf life of some fresh produce by up to one month while even quickly-expiring fruit and vegetables like lettuce, mushrooms and strawberries can last 1-2 weeks longer.

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