Biovac™ recyclable vacuum pouch

Grounded’s bio-based recyclable vacuum pouches are made using our carbon-negative Sugarflex™ laminates, derived from rapidly renewable plant materials. They are a mono-material (made using only one type of polymer) suitable for recycling in either #4 or soft plastic streams. Available in both high and low barrier options.

Minimum custom order quantity 10,000 units

Positive impact per 1000kg

fossil fuel removed

700 kg

fossil fuel removed

carbon footprint reduced

3847 kgCO²

carbon footprint reduced

Production capability Minimum order quantity: 10,000 units Additional features: zipper, tear notch Lead times Production lead time: 35 days Sample lead time: 35 days Product specs Minimum width: 40mm Maximum width: 420mm Minimum height: 60mm Maximum height: Any height Printing Print method: Flexographic, digital Pantones: Pantone U and Pantone C
Ships worldwide. Please refer to our shipping page for more information on global freight lead times.

Frequently asked questions

This is a great question and the answer is nuanced. They don't contain plastic as most people know it but they are made from bioplastic, which is technically a type of plastic. Grounded has a range of bioplastics that are made using our compostable Plantcell™ technology or our recyclable Sugarflex™ films and laminates.

Different packaging materials and formats have unique considerations. The Customisation section shows the dimension allowances for each product and range of film thicknesses in microns (µ); these two specifications determine volume and weight limits.
No they are not compostable. They are made from plants have a naturally carbon negative production footprint but are designed to be recycled. For further reading please see our blog post on Composting vs Recycling.
Grounded's bio-based Sugarflex™ films and laminates are recyclable in either dedicated PE streams (#4)or via in store collection systems like Red-Cycle.
Yes, our Sugarflex™ films and laminates are suitable for both wet and oily applications.
Yes, our Plantmade™ vacuum pouches are suitable for sous vide cooking. Biovac™ recyclable pouches can be used at temperatures up to 80C or 175F. Comvac™ compostable pouches can be used at temperatures up to 70C or 160F.
Our vacuum pouches are designed to be used on commercial in-chamber vacuum sealers. They are not suitable for out of chamber machines.
Our vacuum pouches have a high barrier to both oxygen and moisture, and are able to be used in place of conventional vacuum packaging for most food products.
Yes, if your order for custom packaging meets the MOQ for your product we can customise the size and print. For minimum and maximum dimensions for each product, check the Customisation section on the product page for more information on sizing.
Grounded has a range of different packaging formats available on our online store that are able to be purchased in smaller quantities. These have been designed for labels to be applied.
Global shipping lead times vary based on the shipping route, market demand and other external variables at a given time. For the latest shipping lead times please visit our latest global supply chain update.

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