Sharp Interpack aims to reduce environmental impact with low-carbon punnet

Sharp Interpack is launching a mushroom punnet, C-Low, which it claims will have the lowest carbon footprint of all those on the market.

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."


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