Chop’d launches fully circular salad packaging

Faerch UK, through Tri-star Packaging, will support Chop’d with the launch of its salad bowl in a fully circular packaging solution. The bowls and lids will be available in APET Evolve by Faerch, packaging made from post-consumer recycled content, that can be recycled back into food packaging repeatedly.

The Evolve by Faerch concept illustrates circularity, says the company, and highlights to the consumers that these products are made from recycled content as the bowls naturally vary in colour. The design also serves as an additional reminder to ensure that used trays are sorted correctly, thus promoting circularity.

David Lucas, sales director of foodservice, UK and Ireland at Faerch UK said: “Evolve by Faerch is designed to close the loop on food packaging and therefore plays a key role in the industry’s transition towards a true circular economy. Evolve by Faerch APET material is made from recycled household post-consumer material which, after use, can be recycled into new mono-material food packaging without any loss of quality.” 

Eddie Holmes, managing director of Chop’d, commented: “We are proud to partner with Faerch and be the first foodservice in the UK to adopt this product. Using a bowl that is  made from recycled PET and is fully recyclable aligns with our values for a greener future. Chop’d  has had sustainability in its DNA since day one, and we strive to offer the best solution for the environment. By using Evolve by Faerch packaging, we are achieving a true circularity, while cutting manufacturing carbon emissions.”  

Today, most of the recycled PET on the market is derived from transparent bottles. However, with more and more companies sourcing recycled PET, the demand for recycled bottle content has increased significantly. As the world’s first integrated recycler of PET food packaging, Faerch is offering tray to tray recycling on an industrial scale. The company’s recycling facility in the Netherlands is capable of taking in used post-consumer trays from collectors and sorters, and recycling them back into food grade mono-material, again and again.


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