Flexible packaging specialist Parkside has partnered with artisanal tea brand Hoogly developing a compostable envelope for a new range of individually wrapped teabags for the hotel and hospitality sector.

The new option uses a laminate that combines Parkside’s compostable Park2Nature material with a metallised compostable film, NatureFlex NM, sourced from film specialist Futamura. The finished envelopes, which are TÜV certified as home compostable, provide a barrier that preserves Hoogly’s tea.

TÜV certification means the pack has undergone testing and will break down in domestic compost heaps within 26 weeks, and within 12 weeks in an industrial composting facility. It aligns with the sustainability goals of Hoogly, which is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its packaging.

Staci Bye, sales account manager at Parkside, said, ‘Meeting the unique needs of each of our customers is our number one priority when taking on a packaging project. We’re delighted that we were able to do that with this design, which meets the customer’s desire for a sustainably developed pack that still offers the barrier performance required to keep the teabags fresh.’

Paul Turner, director at Hoogly added, ‘We take our ESG commitments seriously, and ensure all our products are ethically sourced and fairly traded. Making sure our packaging partner shares those values is important to us, so we’re delighted to partner with Parkside to produce this compostable packaging for our teabags.’