The firm says the punnet, which is being launched at Fruit Logistica in Berlin next month, has a reduced virgin petro-chemical content giving it a carbon footprint that is 23 per cent lower than conventional punnets. The material also combines a naturally resourced mineral filler that has been blended with UK post-consumer waste.
The C-Low punnet has been manufactured with a ribbed surface to maximise its strength and ensure the contents are protected during transit. It has also been designed for heat sealing with a permanent or peelable film and will be available in variable depths.
Sharp Interpack sales director Tony Manners said: "We have an ongoing commitment to reduce the environmental impact of our packaging products and, by delivering recycled packaging, we are pleased to be meeting this.
"C-Low represents a breakthrough in materials technology and the new design has been created to withstand the rigours of modern packing systems."