Meat purveyor switches to renewable shipping materials


In Canada, farm-to-door meat company NIKU Farms is replacing Styrofoam freezer-shipping packaging with an alternative made from cornstarch.

The company says it is the first meat purveyor to adopt Green Cell Foam packaging in Canada.

“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 is manufactured by KTM Industries. It uses non-GMO cornstarch for its products, which require 70% less energy and produce 80% less greenhouse gases compared to petroleum-based foams.