APP awarded Sustainability Product of the Year for its Foopak packaging

APP's Foopak Bio Natura packaging.
APP’s Foopak Bio Natura packaging solution.

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has won the Sustainability Product of the Year Award for its Foopak Bio Natura line of food packaging products. The Sustainability Awards from The Business Intelligence Group honour those people, teams and organizations that have made sustainability an integral part of their business practices and/or overall mission. The group was founded to recognize true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike many other industry award programs, business executives judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains, and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.

Elim Sritaba.
Elim Sritaba.

In response to the demands of consumers and the brands that serve them, APP’s Foopak Bio Natura is replacing plastic, foam and PE-coated food packaging with a fully compostable and sustainable paperboard alternative. Specifically designed for converting both hot and cold beverage cups and other food packaging, the cup stock can sustain heat up to 440 degrees Fahrenheit (220 degrees Celsius). Foopak Bio Natura cup stock is FDA-certified and meets the standards of the FTC’s Green Guides for biodegradability and compostability. Testing by the Isega Institute shows scientific evidence that the stock can completely break down and return to nature by decomposing in a matter of only 12 weeks. Additionally, Bio Natura can be safely composted in a facility or home compost pile. “Achieving this award affirms our commitment to sustainability in all areas of our operation,” said Elim Sritaba, Director of Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement at APP. “Beyond product development, we’re committed to providing businesses with the solutions they need to do the same.”

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.