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Parkside’s five star partnership with Hoogly brings compostable tea packaging to UK hotels

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


The new solution uses a laminate that combines Parkside’s compostable Park2Nature material with a high performance metallised compostable film, NatureFlex NM, sourced from film specialist Futamura. The finished envelopes, which are TÜV certified as home compostable, provide an excellent barrier performance that keeps Hoogly’s tea fresh, while also locking in the vibrant aromas of each blend.


TÜV certification means the pack has undergone extensive 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 are 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.


‘And, as someone who travels a lot when engaging with our customers face to face, I am looking forward to enjoying a cup of Hoogly tea during my next hotel stay!’


The packs are initially available in three designs, with each one printed in distinctive colours to differentiate the flavours of tea on offer – English breakfast, mint, and green tea. The teabags can be found in rooms at Pride of Britain’s portfolio of high end hotels, located at more than 50 sites across the UK.


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 are delighted to partner with Parkside to produce this compostable packaging for our teabags.


‘The packs meet our high quality and performance standards, and we want to thank Parkside for its responsiveness and flexibility throughout this project.’




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