Having taken six years to develop Just Earth Materials, the packaging solutions that Jem offers are: Film – which is biodegradable, home compostable, degradable in 8-14 weeks, and breathable but water resistant; and Carton – which is recyclable, biodegradable and compostable.
Bill Page, Jem Packaging managing director, told Packaging News that some supermarkets were trialling the packs and was confident of further interest in the near future.
“Our food pack with raw meat (sausages) has achieved an 11 day shelf life migration tests. The sandwich pack has achieved a 3.5-4 day shelf life. Successful tests have also been carried out on frozen products including fish at -40˚ with no moisture ingression through the packaging materials.
“All the responsibility has been removed from the end user, they can bin it in any bin and feel that they have contributed in reducing the impact of plastic on the environment. In short terms these packs are idiot proof.”