Melbourne-based material science company, Great Wrap, has launched the world’s first compostable pallet wrap.
The alternative to plastic wrap is made with food waste to combat the global dependence on petroleum-based pallet wrap and plastic pollution.
Cofounders Jordy Kay and Julia Kay saw a materials revolution happening around them. Everything industry from energy, transport, and agriculture was changing rapidly, yet, plastic remained the same.
They knew the technology to end plastic waste existed, but there weren’t any products on the market for them to use. And that’s when Great Wrap was born.
The company’s plant in Tullamarine will make 5,000 tonnes of compostable stretch wrap this year and 20,000 tonnes by 2025.