DualPakECO Certified Compostable Food Trays
Australian Made & Australian Certified Compostable Dual Ovenable Pressed Paperboard Tray
DualPakECO® food trays are made in Australia with certified compostable ecovio® by BASF. They’re ovenable, microwavable and compostable.
Certified compostable ecovio® is a food contact safe, biopolymer coating that provides excellent barrier properties against liquids, aromas and oils. It has been developed for paper and paperboard products.
What Is DualPakECO® made Of?
The paperboard used to make DualPakECO® is a pure and safe food packaging material, which is easily formed and allows for printability. Made from renewable resources and recyclable, the board is lightweight yet rigid enough for in-line production facilities. It also offers secure sealing across a variety of film substrates and machinery.
The Barrier Layer - ecovio® by BASF
ecovio® is a certified worldwide as a compostable biopolymer. As a coating to paperboard food products ecovio®:
- Provides a superior barrier against fat and oils.
- Provides a barrier against aromas, hot and cold liquids.
- Is an effective functional barrier against the migration of undesirable mineral oils, creating a food safe package.
- Helps to preserve the freshness and flavours of food.
Make Store Serve With
Ovenable & Microwavable
DualPakECO® trays are ovenable for 40 minutes, up to 180°C degrees and microwave safe.
Chillable & Freezable
Trays can be chilled and frozen.
DualPakECO® trays are certified to the Australian standard.
Sealing options include films and clip on lids for selected trays.
External custom printing of brands, logos and designs available on request.
Certified to australian composting standard AS4736-2006
DualPakECO® is certified to Australian standard AS4736-2006.
The ABA (Australasian Bioplastics Association) governs the looped ‘seedling logo’ certification system throughout Australia and New Zealand. The looped seedling logo is used to clearly identify certified compostable packaging materials.
Less To Landfill
Why the move to composting?
DualPakECO® trays carry the looped seedling logo as verified by the Australian Bioplastics Association.
As more communities introduce source separation systems for diverting food waste from landfill, having certified compostable products will give consumers and organics recyclers (commercial composting facilities), the assurance that the products will completely biodegrade.
The looped seedling logo ensures that these products and materials are separated by consumers and commercial premises easily from other recyclables and placed in the appropriate stream and diverted from landfill.
DualPakECO® trays are made in our certified food safe facility (Food Safety System Certification 22000 Version 4.1) in Melbourne, Australia.
Less To Landfill
Why the move to composting?
Australian companies are reacting to the National Packaging targets, to make all packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. This has caused an increased interest around certified compostable packaging solutions and consequently, resulting in a strong need to ensure that organics recycling infrastructure, such as composting is prepared well in advance.
BASF has been researching certified compostable and biodegradable polymers to support the development of certified compostable packaging solutions for more than a quarter of a century.
Today & Tomorrow
In Australia, commercial composting is represented by the Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA). AORA works with stakeholders to facilitate the conditions through which surplus organic material can be sustainably and cost-effectively recycled. AORA works to advocate the benefits of diverting packaging from landfill, with a vision to increase the rate of organics recycling throughout Australia.
Organics recycling closes the loop on food and other organic wastes and ultimately returns them to food production through the soil.
Composting – An Important Contribution
Greenhouse Gas Savings
GHG savings equate to 3.8 million tonnes, the equivalent to planting 5.7 million trees or taking 876,663 cars off the road each year.
The application of compost creates healthy soils, which use less water, less fertiliser and fewer pesticides.
Compost can save around 20-30% of water usage, keeping soil moist and reducing the need for irrigation.
In 2018-19 the industry recycled 7.5million tonnes of organic material, creating 8000 direct and indirect jobs.
Source: AORA (March 2020)
"Bin audits have shown 40-60% of waste currently sent to landfill is organic waste"
Source: Australian Department of Agricultural, Water & Waste
Sustainability is important to consumers and us
Almost Half Of Consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable packaging
Source: Confoil Ready Meals Market Research
“We wanted to create a paper-based food tray that meets all the food industries’ requirements but with the added benefit that it is certified compostable.
With BASF’s certified compostable biopolymer ecovio® PS1606 we have found the ideal component to take the next step towards sustainable solutions in our portfolio and to help our customers reach their sustainability targets.
Our joint development represents a shift to paper-based and certified compostable material in order to support the Australian 2025 National Plastics Plan which aims at reducing the impact of packaging on the environment.”