Haigh’s Chocolates Introduce New Biodegradable Packaging from Advanced Polymer Technology

Haigh’s Chocolates, Australia’s oldest family-owned chocolate manufacturing retailer, has introduced new biodegradable packaging for their White Ballotins Chocolate Box, made possible through the advanced biopolymer technology of Plantic Technologies Limited.

The new 200g White Ballotins chocolate box contains a varied assortment of hand-packaged dark connoisseurs, milk, milk and dark, cream centres, truffles and dark ginger chocolates. Haigh’s chose the Plantic® tray inside the box for its unique functional and environmental benefits. Plantic® trays offer anti-static and odour barrier solutions, essential for chocolate packaging. They are fully biodegradable, water dispersible, home compostable and compostable to European (EN 13432) and American (ASTM 6400) standards. Additionally,

Plantic® materials – which are made from non-GM corn starch – have a renewable bio-content of approximately 85%. In commenting, Alister Haigh, Joint Manager Director from Haigh’s Chocolates said, “Our decision to incorporate Plantic® packaging in the White Ballotins chocolate box has grown from our overarching commitment to sustainability and the environment. As an original signatory to the National Packaging Covenant, we are always looking for ways to improve our environmental footprint.”

Brendan Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Plantic Technologies, commented, “We are pleased that Haigh’s are using Plantic’s bioresponsible packaging which represents their commitment to sustainability and the environment. Plantic is pleased to be associated with Haigh’s, whose name is synonymous with fine chocolates and quality.

“Plantic offers Haigh’s sustainably-sourced packaging which delivers superior value through a combination of functional, environmental and cost benefits.”

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