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Berry Gardens reports on plastic reduction initiatives

'On course to save 133 tonnes of plastic following the release of new packaging formats'

Supplier of berries and cherries Berry Gardens has issued a statement saying that packaging initiatives included its work with Sharpak Aylesham and Coveris. Sharpak worked with Berry on the launch of SP AirLite, a range of recyclable mono-material strawberry punnets mitigating the need for bubble pads.

Siobhan Parks, head of packaging at Berry Gardens said: “As part of our commitment to packaging innovation we are delighted to be first to market with a range of our recent initiatives, notably our bubble-pad free strawberry punnet.”
With Coveris, a new printed lidding film containing over 30% post-consumer recyclate was launched. The film is also said to reduce carbon impact by offsetting the requirement for virgin polymer, removing around 53,000 tonnes from the supply-chain annually.

Nick Allen, chief executive at Berry Gardens added: “We take our impact on the environment very seriously and plastic reduction is just one way the business is making more responsible choices for the future of our planet. As an industry which has historically relied on virgin plastic, we are proud to be championing these plastic reduction initiatives and will continue to work with our growers to produce and bring to market the very best quality and fresh-tasting berries, with as little impact on the environment as possible.”


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