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TIPA Compostable Packaging

Compostable Flexible Packaging

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At TIPA®, we create packaging that behaves just like organic waste, so nature won’t even notice we’re here.

TIPA® was founded in 2010 by Daphna Nissenbaum and Tal Neuman to address the challenge that flexible plastic packaging poses to the world. At TIPA, we think that our packaging should be inspired by nature’s packaging: a protective layer that decomposes back into the soil with no toxic residue, microplastics, or other pollutants.

TIPA®’s vision for flexible packaging is to have the same end-of-life as organic matter while maintaining the qualities of conventional plastics that consumers and brands have come to rely on, like durability, transparency, barrier, sealability, printability, and shelf-life. TIPA®’s packaging solutions seamlessly fit with industry machinery and manufacturing practices. We believe that with the right technology, compostable packaging can meet the same performance standards as conventional plastic.

Conventional flexible plastic packaging is a rapidly growing segment, an estimated 97% of which ends up in landfills and oceans. Unlike rigid plastics, flexible plastic packaging lacks a circular solution because it is often made by blending several materials, contaminated by food, and too light-weight for separation and recycling. The challenge brands and consumers face is that single-use flexible plastic is an inexpensive, light-weight, and storage-compact packaging solution.

TIPA®’s solution is to create packaging that mimics these valuable qualities, but is made with materials that return safely to the biosphere. At TIPA®, we believe packaging should be part of a circular economy, where materials that are produced can be reused for another valuable purpose: in our case, our compostable packaging biodegrades into nourishing compost, leaving behind the same nutrients left by an organic waste.