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NIKU Farms bring sustainable packaging to Canada


TORONTO – NIKU Farms is proud to be the first meat company to bring ground-breaking Green Cell Foam insulated packaging to Canada for its farm-to-door meat subscription boxes. This step takes the Toronto-based company beyond its previous 100 per cent curbside recyclable packaging to a material that is compostable, biodegradable and water-soluble. The primary raw material is non-GMO cornstarch, a renewable resource.

“Food subscription boxes are rising in popularity, but often they create excessive plastic waste. By using Green Cell Foam packaging, high-quality, ethically-raised meat can go straight to your door in a completely sustainable way,” said Luke Armstrong, co-founder of NIKU Farms. “We encourage other Canadian companies to join us in switching to a more sustainable option like Green Cell Foam. With Canada poised to ban single-use plastics by 2021, the time is now.”

Green Cell Foam 101:

  • A unique natural, environmentally friendly packaging material
  • Matches the performance of petroleum-based foams
  • Biodegradable alternative made from non-GMO cornstarch
  • Manufacturing requires 70 per cent less energy and produces 80 per cent fewer greenhouse gases than petroleum-based foams
  • Backyard compostable, biodegradable and water-soluble

“We created Green Cell Foam to be a completely biodegradable, limited-impact alternative to Styrofoam, plastic and other landfill-clogging materials commonly used in shipping,” stated Tim Colonnese, CEO of KTM Industries, makers of Green Cell Foam. “We’re proud of the work we do for partners who share our vision and are excited to expand in Canada with NIKU Farms, a mission-driven company with sustainability ingrained in all aspects of its business.”