Plantic is made from starch, a renewable resource, and is compostable and biodegradable. The most unusual feature of Plantic is its reaction to water. It immediately begins to disintegrate upon contact with water.
“We are very excited to be working with Nestlé on this packaging initiative”, comments Frank Glatz, general manager of Plantic Technologies in Europe. “We believe their decision to utilise Plantic for Dairy Box validates the benefits of the technology to the environment and shows that Plantic is a high-quality packaging option."
“We also know that people of all ages like to see the Plantic tray disappear when it gets wet, and importantly at a deeper level, understand the environmental benefits offered by a starch tray that biodegrades readily”, he continues.
Plantic Technologies is an Australian company with subsidiaries and staff in the UK as well as Germany and the Netherlands. Other uses of Plantic are expected to be announced shortly in the food sector and in other industries.