Sirane’s ( Earthpouch was developed in conjunction with B&G Products ( at HAVI and was a couple of years in development. The pouch was launched this year by Troofoods.

“Over the last few years food brands and retailers have asked us to come up with an affordable recyclable pouch solution," said Peter Ralten from B&G.

“Beside the fact that the Earthpouch can be recycled with paper it is also compostable. B&G waited to take a solution to the market that is affordable...”

The Earthpouch is an industry first, made from a paper with a 100 percent plastic free heat-sealable coating, which is then formed into a preformed stand-up pouch which provides total food security for dry and moist food products.

Sirane’s compostable pouch can help you boost green credentials by cutting both packaging waste and food waste.

The permeability is temperature dependent so that the perfect atmosphere is maintained inside the pack, even if the storage temperature is variable.

“There is no condensation on the inside of the film and the product does not dry out. The package atmosphere is maintained with the optimum balance of atmospheric gases to prevent degradation. In simple terms, the food lasts longer – but of course in packaging terms it’s fully compostable, so it ticks the green boxes,” said Simon Balderson, Sirane managing director.

“Shelf life extension of several days and more is achieved for many products. The film is suitable for all types of vegetables including salads as well as fresh fruit.”