May 25, 2021

New compostable packaging line launched by Great American Packaging

Great American Packaging (GAP) has launched a line of compostable packaging, which now includes breathable, clarity, laminate and barrier packaging alternatives.

A recent consumer survey conducted by McKinsey and Company found that almost 70% of consumers will seek out and are willing to pay more for products with sustainable packaging. Building on this momentum and shift in buyer sentiment, CPG companies and retailers are making investments in more environmentally friendly packaging.

GAP’s new line of packaging is designed to be good for customers’ products, while completing the packages’ lifecycle.

“Because how we serve our customers is what matters most, our customers’ needs are central to our innovation,” said Bruce Carter, president of Great American Packaging. “We are thrilled to be able to provide these new compostable products to support our customers’ efforts to embrace sustainability in their packaging.”

All GAP’s compostable products deliver the functionality and benefits to meet customers’ packaging needs but unlike conventional products, compostable films break down into non-toxic organic compounds in municipal compost systems in about six months. GAP’s compostable product line offers high-quality components that meet ASTM D6400 standards for plastics designed to be compostable and are approved for food contact. This range of products can also be custom printed to ensure products stand out at retail.

  • Breathable compostable film, a cloudy film, is best suited for grocery products requiring high breathability and gas permeability to reduce food losses. This film also provides high wear and tear stability to protect product integrity.
  • Clarity compostable film is highly transparent with excellent gloss and clarity. This product, a great alternative to conventional flexible films, is designed to biodegrade just like organic waste in a municipal or home compost system.
  • Laminate compostable film is transparent film with an intermediate moisture barrier typically used as the print layer in multi-layer films.
  • Barrier* compostable film and pouches provide excellent barrier for flavor retention and to prevent permeation of aroma and grease. (*Prototype: The materials used in this product are compostable. GAP is in the process of initiating BPI testing and certification.)

Companies are encouraged to sign up for GAP’s free webinar on June 10 at

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