TC Transcontinental targets home and industrially compostable packaging across US

 22 Apr 2021

TC Transcontinental scored a Gold Award for Sustainability in the 2021 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Competition for its fully compostable coffee pod lidding and mother bag films. Rebecca Casey, senior vice president of marketing and strategy, weighs in on the compostable films greenwashing debate. She also shares her company’s plans to introduce compostable potato chip bags to the US next year.

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