Maximising recyclability potential

Tesco has partnered with Hilton Food Group and Linpac to maximise the recyclability potential of its plastic fresh food packaging.

The three companies have worked together to bring the lightweight Linpac Rfresh Elite plastic pack for meat and poultry to

Tesco shelves in the UK. The pack is manufactured from in excess of 95% food safe recycled content, which is typically recovered from plastic water bottles from household waste.

Fully recyclable post consumer, it features a specially designed sealant between the rigid tray and top film, which avoids the need for a PE layer and makes the mono material easier to process by recycling companies.

The process is the same as that used to recycle clear plastic water bottles.

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