Diamondback Acres, Lake Chelan

Washington farm takes on plastic packaging problem

Diamondback Acres, based in Lake Chelan, Washington, has been farming organic produce since 1991. Farm owners Bill and Angell Clark have put sustainability at the core of the business for more than 30 years, distributing produce direct to consumers online to minimize emissions through transport.

In a bid to combat plastic waste, Diamondback Acres has partnered with TIPA Compostable Packaging to package its organic cherries in TIPA’s certified home-compostable zipper bags. By moving to compostable zipper bags the farm has reduced its use of plastic by 3,000 pounds in the first year.

TIPA’s compostable zipper bags perform like conventional plastic but can be disposed of using existing composting infrastructure including home compost bins, leaving no waste behind.

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