Greiner Packaging is not shy about showing that sustainability is where its heart is. During the upcoming National Recycle Week in the UK, the company will be exhibiting at the lunch! trade show for the food-to-go industry, where its theme will be ‘We love sustainable plastics’.
It is the first live event in the sector since the pandemic and Greiner Packaging is exhibiting there for the first time, noted Greiner Packaging Market Development Manager Rachel Sheldon.
Greiner Packaging has been producing sustainable packaging for the food industry for more than 60 years, she added. With the UK Plastic Packaging Tax taking effect from 1 April 2022, the company is now eager to demonstrate the plastic tax-exempt packaging solutions that are available. The tax will apply to all plastic packaging manufactured in, or imported into, the UK produced with less than 30% recycled content.
“Plastic is a must for cups, bottles, and similar types of packaging, as it allows their contents to be transported and extends the shelf life. But it doesn’t make sense to use it once and then discard it,” said Sheldon.
Four years ago, the company signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment launched by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, committing to, by 2025, making all its plastic packaging 100% recyclable, reusable, or compostable; using as much recycled material as possible; and eliminating problematic and unnecessary plastic packaging.”
“Greiner Packaging is committed to moving from a linear economic system to a circular economy, and our aim is to keep plastic out of nature and in the economic cycle for as long as possible so that today’s consumer goods become tomorrow’s raw materials,” Sheldon emphasised.