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Melinda, compostable packaging for the organic line

New packaging developed with Novamont

All the packaging can be recycled with the collection of the organic fraction of the waste to be transformed into compost.

From the partnership between Melinda and Novamont, a bioplastic film is born which, together with the tray, stamps and labels, makes the packaging for the entire Melinda Bio line totally compostable. All the packaging can be recycled with the collection of the organic fraction of the waste to be transformed into compost. As a guarantee of certified biodegradability and compostability, each pack of the Melinda Bio line will bear the “Ok compost Industrial” mark valid for each component of the pack. The MaterBi brand, owned by Novamont, which identifies the high quality bioplastic raw material of which the film is made will also be shown.

According to a logic of learning by doing, the partnership between Melinda and Novamont has also given life to a research project on the use of apple processing waste from the Melinda supply chain for the extraction of second generation sugars that will be used for the process. production of bioplastic itself: an example of a circular bioeconomy that sees two realities belonging to extremely different sectors collaborating on a territorial project.

"The goal is to develop increasingly sustainable processes in a valley that has the requisites to be a model of sustainability on the national and international scene, continuing to find innovative solutions to conduct a modern and increasingly environmentally friendly fruit growing" he declares Paolo Gerevini, general manager of the Melinda Consortium.

"I want to thank Melinda for choosing to experiment with us new solutions with a pioneering and constructive spirit - says Catia Bastioli, Novamont CEO, - in the awareness of the interconnections between climate change, degradation of ecosystems, loss of biodiversity, food, pollution, cohesion social and territories. Having a partner like Melinda at our side in our research path is an extraordinary result for us".

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