biodegradable vacuum pouches

Eco Pouch, our range of fully compostable and biodegradable vacuum pouches from industry-leading manufacturer, The Vacuum Pouch Company, is now a viable and environmentally friendly alternative.

Manufactured in the UK

Derived from 100% natural foodstuff ingredients, the pouches are PLA FREE  (PLA, or polylactic acid, is a processed bioplastic which releases substances that are harmful to health and have the potential to be toxic).

Eco Pouch’s credentials are certainly impressive: it is fully compostable -domestically within 26 weeks at ambient temperatures and within 12 weeks industrially at 60 degrees. This has been externally verified and accredited by internationally renowned safety, quality, and environmental group TUV (Austria) to composting standard SO370 for Industrial and domestic. The pouches are also ‘ocean friendly’ with their properties to break down within 26 weeks when exposed to a typical sea environment.

Biodegradable Vacuum Pouches that are suitable for Sous Vide cooking

Suitable for sous vide cooking*, ambient, chilled, and frozen food storage, Eco Pouch is available in weights 50 microns and 70 microns (subject to availability) and a range of sizes and custom sizes – please ask.

Eco Pouch is now available after more than 18 months of trialing and testing, culminating in the pouches being approved under the European Directive EC 2002 / 72 for food contact and also confirmed as having no GMOs (genetically modified organisms). The pouches also are manufactured within The Vacuum Pouch Company’s AA rating with the BRC GS for food packaging materials.

Adam McCormack, Managing Director of The Vacuum Pouch Company, said, “As a company, we strive to improve the way we carry out our business. This runs through our manufacturing processes, our customer service, and in no little way in our approach to doing our bit in saving the environment. The Eco Pouch has been a real success for us and, as you can see from the various accreditations and certifications, we have developed this range of pouches as a real alternative to potentially harmful processed bioplastics.”

Eco Pouch – helping businesses to achieve plastic-free ambitions

tom aikens chef biodegradable vacuum pouches

Tom Aikens – Eco Pouch Ambassador

Eco Pouch is certainly being appreciated in the marketplace with hugely famous brands like Fortnum and Mason already using the range. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (Hong Kong hotel investment and management group focusing on luxury hotels, resorts, and residences, with a total of 33 properties worldwide) has also switched to Eco Pouch as they have successfully achieved their mission of going ‘plastic free’ by March 2021.

Two Michelin Star Celebrity chef, Tom Aikens, has also become an ambassador for Eco Pouch.

For more information – please contact our team on 0161 797 222 or Click Here.

The Vacuum Pouch Company is the largest supplier of vacuum pouches and packaging to the UK Food Industry. Since 1998 we have been the leading exponent and have progressed from distributor to manufacturing distributor – with our purpose-built facility now capable of producing over 8m pouches per month and stocking over 20m pouches for fast, efficient order fulfillment. We do this whilst adhering to the BRC/IOP Global Standard for Food Packaging for which we have been awarded the highest accreditation of AA. We take our responsibility in the ‘Farm to Fork’ food chain extremely seriously and are constantly researching ways to reduce our carbon footprint through new product technology, reducing waste, and minimizing transport.

Coming Soon

We’re expanding the Eco Pouch product line.
Check out our range of biodegradable standup pouches and biodegradable backing boards.

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