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  • So what will we be eating and drinking in 2023?

    So what will we be eating and drinking in 2023?

      Opinion - If 2022 had a sense of humour, it kept it to itself. War in Ukraine, one of the wettest winters on record, and the rising cost of almost everything tried many Kiwis’ patience. But it wasn’t all bad: on the plus side, butter was finally back. Once considered a no-go t...
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  • How to Use Empty PLA Non Woven Rolls as Compostable Seed

    How to Use Empty PLA Non Woven Rolls as Compostable Seed

    As spring unfurls its brightness, all sorts of things start to sprout—leaf buds on the tree branches, bulbs peeking up above the soil and birds singing their way home after their winter journeys. Spring is a time of seeding—figuratively, as we breathe in fresh, new air and literally, as we plan ...
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  • Coffee chains trial fully compostable cup – Becky Johnson reports

    Coffee chains trial fully compostable cup – Becky Johnson reports

    PLA COMPOSTABLE PAPER CUP. Water or coffee cup made of cellulose with a layer of PLA. This PLA layer is 100% food grade, whose origin is corn plastic PLA from raw materials. The PLA is a plastic of vegetable origin obtained from starch or sugar cane. This makes these cups more environmentally re...
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  • What is compostable packaging?

    What is compostable packaging?

    Not sure which type of mailer is best for your brand? Here’s what your business should know about choosing between noissue Recycled, Kraft, and Compostable Mailers.   Compostable packaging is a type of packaging material that follows the principles of the circular economy. Instead of ...
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  • Plastic Teabags Release Billions of Microparticles and Nanoparticles into Tea

    Plastic Teabags Release Billions of Microparticles and Nanoparticles into Tea

    Plastic free tea bags? Yes, you heard that right… Tonchant manufacturer 100% plastic free filter paper for teabags, LEARN MORE HERE Your cup of tea might contain 11 billion microplastic particles and this is due to the way the tea bag is engineered. According to a recent Canadian study at McGill...
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  • The Truth About Compostable Coffee Bags

    The Truth About Compostable Coffee Bags

    Can you compost your coffee bag? As someone with a coffee-drinking habit, leftover bags regularly pile up in my kitchen. I was thinking about this when a bag of beans from Ashland, Oregon’s Noble Coffee Roasting showed up, thanks to my Misto Box subscription. I noticed a small label at the botto...
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  • PLA paper cup for hot and cold drinks. Cup made of cellulose with PLA coating, fully biodegradable and compostable.

    PLA paper cup for hot and cold drinks. Cup made of cellulose with PLA coating, fully biodegradable and compostable.

    PLA paper cup. Water or coffee cup made of cellulose with a layer of PLA. This PLA layer is 100% food grade, whose origin is corn plastic PLA from raw materials. The PLA is a plastic of vegetable origin obtained from starch or sugar cane. This makes these cups more environmentally responsible, ...
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  • 2022 World Barista Champion: Anthony Douglas, representing Australia

    2022 World Barista Champion: Anthony Douglas, representing Australia

    The World Barista Championship (WBC) is the preeminent international coffee competition produced annually by World Coffee Events (WCE). The competition focuses on promoting excellence in coffee, advancing the barista profession, and engaging a worldwide audience with an annual championship event...
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  • What is a biodegradable seed planting bag?

    What is a biodegradable seed planting bag?

    What is a Biodegradable Seed Sprouting bag? This is a premium zero waste seed sprouter bag. Made from high quality non woven fabric and it is safe for the environment. Sprouting without soil or chemical additives. It can sprout multiple types of seeds. Perfectly size for starting flowers, herbs,...
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  • Non-GMO Project Verified products saw steep sales growth, study finds

    Non-GMO Project Verified products saw steep sales growth, study finds

    TONCHANT’S PLA CORN FIBER TEABAGS ARE COMPLY WITH NON-GMO STANDARDS WHICH OWN CLARIFICATION DOCUMENTS. Brief: Non-GMO Project Verified items saw much steeper growth rates than other products between 2019 and 2021, according to a report from the Non-GMO Project and SPINS. Sales of frozen pr...
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  • Seal Quality Analyzer for Tea bags

    Seal Quality Analyzer for Tea bags

    The ability to resist breaking under tensile stress is one of the most important and widely measured properties of materials. Labthink XLW Tensile Strength Tester, different from Universal Tensile Machines, is professional for designed for plastic films and other flexible materials fields. High...
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  • Doing away with plastic disposables ?

    Doing away with plastic disposables ?

    When it comes to the F&B industry, reducing the use of plastic disposables is one of the most intuitive steps towards sustainability. The Mainstream media spoke to are all clients of Tonchant, an Chinese company that provides plant-based and carbon-neutral food service wares and packaging. ...
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