A leading packaging manufacturer is hoping to drum up retailer interest in a range of environmentally sustainable food packaging and plastics.
Birmingham-based Europackaging is the first company in the UK to develop a range of products using NatureWorks PLA.
The packaging is made entirely from corn. NatureWorks PLA was created by US giant Cargill Dow, which claims the product performs as equally well as traditional products.
Bob Springs at Cargill Dow said the packaging was initially being aimed at fresh food.
Europackaging is offering hinged, rigid, film fronted bags, as well as well as being the first in Europe to offer a carrier bag product from the material.