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TricorBraun Flex Launches Compostable, Plant-Based Packaging

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Biotre 3.0 is in compliance with the ASTM D6868 testing standard for compostable plastics coated with paper.

TricorBraun Flex has launched Biotre 3.0, a fully-compostable, plant-based packaging material.

Related: TricorBraun Flex Partners with How2Recycle

Biotre is a flexible packaging film made from renewable and compostable resources, such as wood and pulp.

It can reduce the amount of packaging in waste disposal because it breaks down naturally in a home composting environment. Biotre also preserves natural resources by reducing the use of fossil fuel and mineral resources.

The package is made from high-barrier materials, preventing the permeation of water, oil, oxygen, gas or light. Biotre 3.0 can be disposed of in curbside composting bins.

Biotre 3.0 is available for specialty food and snacks, pet treats, nutraceuticals, and other non-coffee products in a range of sizes. TricorBraun Flex is also working on a solution for coffee products.

Glenn Sacco, vice president, commercial, TricorBraun Flex said, "Since we first developed Biotre in 2011, we’ve continually worked to improve it to provide our customers with packaging options that protect both product and planet. We’re proud to provide customers seeking sustainable solutions with the latest and most complete Biotre version, fully-compostable and plant-based."