Faerch UK has announced that it is introducing a solution to black tray recycling as part of its aim towards creating a circular business, with the launch of its new product Evolve by Faerch.
This new product is made from an average of 85% recycled PET post-consumer content, utilising mixed coloured PET as food packaging.
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As the products are created from a natural mix of recycled PET, the colours vary, with different palette colours allowing consumers to recognise that they are using a recycled and circular item.
The Evolve trays are reliably detected by existing sorting infrastructure in the UK and returned to the mixed jazz stream where they can be recycled into new food safe products again and again.
Interest from retailers for Evolve is strong said Faerch, as public demand for sustainable items increases.
Evolve complies with the strictest food regulations keeping food safe in temperatures between -40c and +220, and outperform alternative packaging materials, especially on food safety, recycled content and recyclability, said the firm.
Faerch UK and Ireland regional chief executive Spencer Johnston said: “Evolve offers the consumers a ready meal tray that is made from recycled post-consumer material and that can be recycled again and again. This represents a significant step forward in packaging and enables consumers to make the switch to a sustainable solution.”
Retailers who switch to the new product line can join an innovative recycling scheme offered by Faerch. This programme allows an identical quantity of the volume of Faerch trays a retailer sells through their store to be sourced as post-consumer waste locally in the UK and recycled into new food grade trays at one of Faerch’s production sites.
Faerch has said it is committed to an active role in the plastic debate by “driving the industry towards making food packaging truly circular”.
The firm is powered by 100% sustainable green energy and is the “only food tray manufacturer” which has invested in ownership of a recycling operation.