Baker Goodchild has introduced a 100% compostable and eco-friendly magazine polywrap produced from potato starch, which originates from various potato products including waste from the food industry.


The potato-based packaging material is known as a ‘Bioplastic’, which are thermoplastics polymers made from renewable resources like natural and sustainable potatoes instead of crude oil. These Bioplastics granules can be processed on standard machines to produce thermoplastic resins, biopolymer materials which can be used in the same way as traditional synthetic plastics.


The biodegradable mailing wrapping material is being used by a number of customers, including tour operator Audley Travel, to wrap their quarterly publication, Audley Traveller magazine. This new, eco-friendly and sustainable mailing material has been seen by Audley, who specialise in tailor-made travel, as a robust, sound, environmentally responsible packaging alternative to other mailing and wrapping alternatives which also provides a high-end quality finish.


The decomposable magazine packaging wrapper, which carries no oil-based materials, plastics or harmful toxins, also bears the EN13432 certification. Packaging materials that carry the OK compost (EN13432), label are guaranteed as biodegradable in an industrial composting plant. This applies to all components, inks and additives. The sole reference point for the certification programme is the harmonised EN 13432: 2000 standard: in any event any product featuring the OK compost logo complies with the requirements of the EU Packaging Directive (94/62/EEC).


100% biodegradable and made from renewable resources, Bioplastics have become part of our everyday life. Strong and efficient, they have many applications: These include; packaging and mailing, fast food industry, freezer grade and pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.


Bioplastic has already been used to great effect as an alternative magazine wrapping material by many well know publications, who have decided to switch wrapping as part of a wide-ranging phase out of single use plastics.


Located in Birmingham UK, Baker Goodchild is a privately-owned company with extensive experience in providing print, mail, and postage solutions, throughout the UK and Internationally. The location provides ease of access to all parts of the UK and works with global logistic firms to cater for a growing international mailing customer base.