-->

Packaging Features

Lincolnshire food supplier tests greener packaging



Lincolnshire-based ingredients supplier Sleaford Quality Foods is set to trial a new range of recyclable packaging for its foodservice products.


Part of its drive to reduce plastic usage, the firm is trying out a new 2 ply paper bag with a polyethylene (PE) coating. The bag, which contains such a small percentage of PE coating that it is classed as fully recyclable, will house two new product lines. In the long-term, the company is aiming to use the bag to package its entire product range.

The company is also looking to develop a series of recyclable laminates and pouches, which will allow them to be processed through a recycling loop.
 
The packaging of one of its signature ranges is also set for an eco-friendly revamp. The popular Chef William range, which includes soups, herbs and spices, canned fruit and vegetables as well as ingredients such as pasta and rice, currently packs its seasoning range in pots made from the recyclable material PET, with lids of polypropylene. However, some recycling sorting stations are unable to detect the lids due to their black colour. Therefore they will be swapped in favour of alternative colours in order to ensure that they are detectable in the recycling loop.
 
James Arnold, managing director at Sleaford Quality Foods, said: "We are constantly challenging our supplier and clients to step up their efforts to reduce plastic usage, and have recently held discussions with a company that is developing a fully compostable bio-plastic – one of the most environmentally-friendly packaging materials available on today’s market.
 
"We're finding that most of the companies we deal with now are very open to greener packaging solutions - this is something we will continue to push on with as we expand and take on new supplier and clients.”
 

Archive

Meal boxes with cut-out and keep decorations

Henry Colbeck has taken on a new range of Christmas themed children's meal boxes, enabling takeaways to involve their younger customers in the festivities too.

Breakfast boom

Fish and chip shops wanting to capitalise on the growing breakfast market could learn from Brunch in Whiston, Liverpool. Owner Sharon Carline explains how she runs the business on tight margins while still operating sustainably and taking advantage of growing trends such as delivery

Papa’s calls for shops to join its Plastic Pledge

Papa’s Fish and Chips in Cleethorpes is spearheading a campaign to remove all single-use plastics from its takeaway and it wants other shops to get involved too

Cup recycling scheme seeks shops across the Solent

The Solent Cup Recycling Project is looking for fish and chip shops in the PO and SO post codes to come on board and help increase the number of used paper cups that are collected and recycled.
<< Newer
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
Older >>