Food brand Quorn has said that it will eliminate more than 297 tonnes of black plastic packaging from its supply chain by the end of June 2018.
This move is part of the brand’s sustainability commitment and is one step closer to the company’s aim of achieving 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025.
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Following WRAP’s announcement that black plastic was not being recycled by local authorities but was instead being sent to landfill, the company’s packaging strategy group met to create a plan to remove this material as fast as possible.
Throughout June 2018, in-store packaging of the majority of Quorn’s chilled range will move to white and opaque recyclable plastics.
The brand has said that it is exported globally to 20 different markets and is aiming to ban the remainder of black plastics in its Deli range before the end of 2018.
Quorn Foods chief executive Kevin Brennan said: “As a founding signatory of WRAP’s UK Plastic Pact, we are very excited to announce this positive change towards increased sustainability of our products. Moving so quickly to remove black plastic is a significant challenge, but one that, as a sustainable company, we view as being of the utmost importance.”