Recycler Closed Loop and thermoformer Kobusch have launched a range of food and beverage packaging for use at sports venues that contains post-consumer plastic waste.
The range will initially include both pint and half-pint PET cups, which incorporate a minimum of 50% recycled PET flake, supplied by the Closed Loop plant in Dagenham, East London.
Mark Durston, European foodservice sales manager for Kobusch, said: “Kobusch is fully committed to the use of post-consumer material in single use foodservice packaging to reduce the use of virgin resource and has worked with Closed Loop Recycling to achieve this since the Dagenham facility opened in 2008.”
A venue-based waste collection will see that discarded cups returned for recycling in what Chris Dow, CEO of Closed Loop Recycling, described as a “perfect example of the closed loop philosophy in practice”.
“It is also evidence that only by working in partnerships of this kind, can we ensure all parties in the supply loop are fully engaged in trying to achieve the Holy Grail in packaging,” he added.