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Potatopak (NZ) Limited

Potatopak (NZ) Limited is a multi-award winning company that manufactures innovative 100% biodegradable food serving and packaging products from potato starch.

Potatopak manufactures plates, trays, bowls and punnets out of 100% biodegradable potato starch.

Potatopak’s ambition is to reduce and replace toxic, non-biodegradable polystyrene and other plastics with non-toxic, biodegradable alternatives.

Potatopak are helping the environment by recycling starch waste and by reducing landfill.

How do potatoes become plates?
Potatoes, on their way from farm to French fry, are blasted with water, washed, scrubbed and pushed through a tube fitted with knives at 120kph. The wastewater from this process is full of potato starch, which is extracted and dried. The dried potato starch is then moulded into rigid shapes using heat and pressure. After use, when the plates are thrown away, they readily biodegrade in landfill sites and are recycled back into the soil.

Potatopak are researching and developing new products to help the environment. One of their latest innovations is a bait station that is completely biodegradable, so the native bush remains clean and green!

Potatopak (NZ) Limited
Web Address:
Potatopak NZ Ltd
34 Inkerman Street
Phone: +64 3 572 8977
Fax: +64 3 572 8978
Design and manufacture of biodegradable materials.


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