Fix & Fogg has spent more than three years trialling and testing different home compostable materials to create New Zealand's first single-serve, home compostable nut butter pouch.
Creating pouches made from compostable was always a must for Fix & Fogg, but it wasn't an easy road.
The 'Little Fix' pouches are starting to be sent out to get consumer feedback and further trial how they perform.
While the pouches are not yet ready for sale, they might be included for free as part of an online order, weekly foodie box or at a local event.
The Little Fix pouches are made in New Zealand from three different compostable films derived from sustainably-produced wood pulp and GMO-free corn sources.
Each layer is certified to the European and American compostability standards. In Europe, EN 13432 requires biodegradation of 90 percent of the materials in a commercial composting unit within 180 days, and the ASTM 6400 standard for the US requires a threshold of 60 percent biodegradation with 180 days in commercial composting conditions.
When finished with the pouch, it can be put in the home compost or food waste bin. It cannot be put into regular recycling or rubbish bins as it will not break down.