PRESS RELEASE: AUSSIE FIRST - COMPOSTABLE SALAD BAGS ON SUNNY COAST
‘Green’ salad bags a win for the environment, consumers and local jobs
We have launched a range of plastic free salad bags that’s proving to be a hit with consumers who are frustrated with the huge amounts of plastic wrapped produce currently available.
The compostable bags are made from wood pulp and cornstarch, then heat sealed to keep freshness in.
Owner of Salads@palmwoods, Marnee Stinton, says she thought about what she wanted as a consumer when deciding how to package her lettuce and herb range.
“From the day we took over this business we’ve been searching for ways to reduce the amount of plastic we use for our lush local lettuce.” Marnee says.
The farm follows the UN’s 17 principles of sustainable living.
“As a farmer and a human being living on this beautiful planet we wanted to be as healthy as possible and this means living by green principles of recycling, reusing and reducing plastic waste.” Marnee says.
The switch is only possible because the farm uses people to do the packing, not machines. The bags are packed by hand, by some of the 20 staff who work on site at Salads@palmwoods.
.Marnee believes Salads@palmwoods is one of the few lettuce and herb farms in Australia to use compostable bags. They’re being used to package the farm’s 100 gram salad range, as well as their packaged herbs.
It’s a win for the environment and for the consumer.
“Customers are loving the products and making the switch from plastic.” Marnee said.
The Salads@palmwoods lettuce and herb range in compostable bags are currently available at:
IGA Everfresh North Buderim
IGA Supa Bli – Bl
IGA Peregian Beach
IGA Express Dicky Beach
IGA Marketplace Wises Rd