New Zealand's first compostable meat packaging

Home & Garden 25/08/2018
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When trying to reduce your single-use plastic use you will generally find that meat comes plastic-wrapped on non-recyclable polystyrene trays.

Enter new compostable packaging from Hawke's Bay organic free-range chicken brand, Bostock Brothers.

George Bostock told RadioLIVE that the new packaging is made from two layers of certified GMO-free corn sources and wood pulp, which took a year to develop. 

Mr Bostock told RadioLIVE that "it looks and feels like plastic, and it’s just as strong as the conventional packaging that we were using."

Although the new packaging decomposes in a composting environment, it can withstand the storage environment for chicken, which has an 11-day shelf life.

Listen to the full interview with George Bostock above.

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