Greiner Packaging

Greiner Packaging says ‘we love sustainable plastics’ at lunch!

Greiner Packaging will be exhibiting on stand C33 at the lunch! event at ExCel in London from 23rdto 24th September ­– during National Recycle Week – with the theme: ‘We love sustainable plastics.’

‘The lunch! show will be the first ‘live’ event in the sector since the pandemic, and Greiner Packaging is exhibiting there for the first time’, Market Development Manager Rachel Sheldon told PV. ‘Our team of experts is looking forward to explaining why we love sustainable plastics – and with the UK Plastic Packaging Tax taking effect from 1 April 2022, it’s the perfect time for us to demonstrate the benefits of our plastic tax-exempt packaging solutions. It’s also appropriate that the event is right in the middle of National Recycle Week. Our mission is to use increasing amounts of recycled content in all of our packaging, and to ensure that all packaging we manufacture is 100% recyclable.

Greiner Packaging‘Greiner Packaging has been producing sustainable packaging for the food industry for more than 60 years’, Rachel added, ‘and our vision is to design and form sustainable plastic packaging solutions for a more liveable future, worldwide. We aim to create added value for our customers every day and enrich the lives of consumers around the world. Through innovation, we develop aesthetic, convenient plastic solutions that are also sustainable.

Plastic is a must for cups, bottles, and similar types of packaging, as it allows their contents to be transported and extends their shelf life. Packaging made of plastic is especially lightweight, so causes only small amounts of CO2 during transportation. But it doesn’t make sense to use it once and then discard it. Instead, it needs to be kept as a resource in the economic cycle. 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.’

‘… our aim is to keep plastic out of nature.’

Four years ago, Greiner Packaging signed the new Plastics Economy Global Commitment, launched by the UK-based Ellen MacArthur Foundation. ‘Our aim is that by 2025, all our plastic packaging will be 100% recyclable, reusable, or compostable’, Rachel said. ‘On top of that, our objective is to use as much recycled material as possible and eliminate problematic and unnecessary plastic packaging.’

About lunch!
Staged at London’s ExCel from Thursday 23 to Friday 24 September, lunch! brings together the entire food-to-go industry under one roof. Packed full of everything to take a café, sandwich bar or coffee shop business to the next level – from new food and drink and innovative packaging solutions, to leading keynotes and unrivalled networking. This year’s show will be co-located with sister shows Casual Dining and Commercial Kitchen, allowing buyers to see an even greater range of products and innovations. Click HERE for more information about the show, or to get free ticket to the show, click HERE

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