Introducing Eco Pouch
Our Compostable, Biodegradable and Ocean-Friendly Vacuum Pouch
18 months In The Making! After months of extensive trials, we have developed Eco Pouch – a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic-based vacuum packaging
We experimented with a vast number of raw materials and substrates before the formula for Eco Pouch was found. The final product is a balance between a pouch that has the qualities required of a vacuum pouch (burst pressure, clarity, strength and durability), and a pouch that is friendlier to our environment.
Manufactured on-site in our purpose-built UK factory under AA accredited BRC conditions.
For more information on Eco Pouch, call us now on 0161 797 2222.
Eco Pouches have been awarded the Plastic Free certification mark
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Suitable for Sous Vide Cooking*
Eco Pouch has been approved for use in Sous Vide cooking under certain conditions.
Testing was conducted in a professional kitchen environment.
|Lightly Smoked Salmon (163g)||Sous Vide at 49ºC||30 minutes||Product perfect, bag intact.|
|Chicken Breast (233g)||Sous Vide at 63ºC||120 Minutes||Product perfect, bag intact.|
|Fillet Steak (190g)||Sous Vide at 54.4ºC||75 Minutes||Product perfect, bag intact.|
|Pork Belly (326g)||Sous Vide at 80ºC||6 Hours||Product perfect, bag intact.|
*Due to its recyclable and compostable qualities, Eco Pouch was found to be unsuitable for Sous Vide at higher temperatures and longer submersion times than shown above
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What can Eco Pouch be used for?
Eco Pouch has a broad range of vacuum packing applications within both the food and non-food industries. The bio-polymer sealing surface is approved for food contact , European Directive EC2002/72, and contains no intentionally added Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in its construction.
Due to the biodegradable properties, it is advised that Eco Pouch is not used for the storage of liquids
Environmentally Friendly Qualities
Eco Pouch is a biodegradable packaging that breaks down, under specific composting conditions, back into water, carbon dioxide (CO2) and biomass.
Made from a range of natural products, including paper, eucalyptus fibre, cassava and corn starch; Eco Pouch is ideally suited to the vacuum packing of goods up to 1kg in weight.
Home Composting – takes less than 26 weeks at ambient temperature (<30ºC).
Industrial Composting – takes less than 12 weeks at 60ºC.
Prevention of packaging materials entering our marine environments should always be a priority. However, should Eco Pouches find their way into the seas or rivers, they offer a more eco-friendly solution to petrochemical based packaging.
Eco Pouch has shown encouraging results when exposed to marine environments; typically reducing to granular levels within 24 weeks of immersion and exposure to microbes, water and oxygen.
Eco Pouch will return back into water, carbon dioxide (CO2) and biomass without eco-toxicity.
Eco Pouch has been independently tested and accredited to prove they breakdown at set composting conditions and are checked for eco-toxicity to ensure that they have no negative impact on the composting environment.
Manufactured in Great Britain
Eco Pouch is manufactured in our purpose-built pouch making facility in the North West of England. Our business is BRC/IOP accredited to AA standards.