Denny Mushrooms launches compostable packaging
Denny Mushrooms South Africa announced that it has introduced its 100% compostable punnets, which are available at selected Spars around the country.
The compostable punnets are made from Bagasse, which is a natural by-product of sugarcane refinement.
The pulp which is juice extracted from the sugarcane requires minimal processing and elemental chlorine-free (ECF) bleaching to turn it into a woven, high-strength paper that is biodegradable and compostable.
The compostable punnet and shrink-wrap covering, which is recyclable, results in a more sustainably-packaged product.
Denny’s mushrooms are grown using waste from wheat production (straw) and chicken farming, together with a reverse osmosis water purification process.
The spent substrate (compost) from the mushroom growing process is then used to return nutrients back to the soil in the agricultural sector.
By taking steps to add environmentally responsible packaging as an alternative for consumers, the mushroom supplier says it's getting closer to its brand vision of a 360° health cycle for the future.
Written by: Staff Writer.