The boutique handmade chocolate company, Dirty Cow, has boosted its sustainability credentials after collaborating with Parkside to create a compostable pack for its range of innovative vegan and dairy-free ‘messy’ chocolate bars. Dirty Cow launched its new sustainable packaging range with Sainsbury’s ‘taste of the future’ trial listing.
The move represents the next step in the brand's sustainability journey, utilising a new pack specifically designed to provide a practical, sustainable option that benefits the environment without compromising performance.
Co-founder of Dirty Cow, Neil Taylor, spoke of the new collaboration with Parkside and announced that the company’s progression into 100% compostable packaging. This collaboration has enabled Dirty Cow to achieve an all-round compostable, organic and certified product, with packaging that does not compromise the chocolate bars' overall quality.
During the composting process, the packaging breaks down entirely within 26 weeks, depending on the efficiency of the compost setting. The materials then return to the soil, leaving no adverse effects on the environment. This is a result of utilising bio-based paper and metallised NatureFlexTM cellulose films from Futamura, manufactured from sustainably sourced wood pulp.
As Mr. Taylor stated, all Dirty Cow chocolate bars are made using cocoa sourced from certified sustainable farms. The new compostable packaging ensures it is continuing to offer a wholly responsible and ethical product – enabling customers to feel good while being bad!
Staci Bye, New Business Development Manager at Parkside, said that the collaboration with Dirty Cow on the project fits perfectly with Parkside’s Park2Nature range of compostable packaging. The product development team at Parkside has dedicated almost a decade of research and development into its compostable laminates. As a result, the company now boasts over 20 TUV accredited compostable structures, forming its award-winning Park2NatureTM range.
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