Punnet designed to cut down on amount of waste to landfill

Plastic packaging supplier Sharp Interpack is reducing its carbon footprint by launching a range of SP soft-fruit punnets that contain up to 60 per cent recycled material.

The Recycled (R)-APET packaging contains fully traceable and recycled post-consumer food-use-approved waste that comes from the UK.

Sharp Interpack representative David Riley said: "We are committed to manufacturing in the UK so we're supporting UK production and reducing the number of lorries on UK and Continental roads.

"This launch endorses our commitment to the environment."

The range is designed to be lightweight so that it produces less waste to landfill. One punnet weighs 23g on the SPE85.

Riley said: "It is known that every gram of plastic is equivalent to one tonne of waste. So if a punnet is 5g heavier, then the waste destined for the landfill and/or incineration for 30 million punnets is multiplied five times, producing some 150 million tonnes of waste or a colossal 225 tonnes of carbon dioxide."


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