Celebration Packaging is exhibiting on stand G40 at the lunch! event at ExCel in London from 23rd to 24th September and is taking the opportunity to launch a new range of 100% recyclable foodservice packaging products made from recycled material.
“It’s no coincidence that 20th to 26th September is also National Recycle Week and Celebration Packaging is proud to be launching these new 100% recyclable foodservice packaging products which are currently made from up to 80% recycled post-consumer PET waste (rPET),” says Celebration Packaging Managing Director Nick Burton. “By the end of this year, the new range will be manufactured using 100% rPET.
These new rPET products, which will soon be made from 100% post-consumer waste, represent an important step towards creating a closed loop recycling system. In addition, products made from rPET use considerably less energy, and consequently have a much lower carbon footprint, compared to products made from virgin plastics.
As a leading supplier within the foodservice sector, we understand the increasing pressures our customers face in endeavouring to operate in an environmentally friendly fashion. At Celebration Packaging, we constantly strive to monitor developments in the market to ensure that our ranges meet operational requirements while being manufactured from sustainable and renewable resources. Many people think this important focus on sustainability is something new and are then surprised to discover that we launched our EnviroWare® range over 14 years ago.”
The potential to achieve a 100% circular economy model
To make this new foodservice packaging range, post-consumer PET plastic packaging goes through a recycling process. The PET is first cut into small pieces, and then cleaned, before being transformed into flakes that are used to make rPET sheet for the manufacture of new products. As a 100% recyclable material, rPET has the potential to achieve a 100% circular economy model.
The new rPET range is vast and available in multiple sizes to suit all applications. It includes the Oval, Rectangular and Round Families – high-clarity clear bowls with hinged lids which are ideal for presenting fresh salads and vegetables. A few sizes of rPET oval hinged salad containers and round salad bowls are available to buy now.
The Premium Bowl and Diamond Bowl ranges are available in transparent or black, with matching tight-fitting transparent lids, while Catering Trays are available in a variety of colours, each with transparent covers.
In addition to the bowl ranges, a wide range of cups with domed lids are also available.
“As this will be the first ‘live’ event in the sector since the pandemic, the Celebration Packaging team is excited to have the opportunity to meet existing and new customers on stand G40 at lunch!,” says Nick Burton. “We have many new products to show, alongside our new rPET range, and we look forward to discussing visitors’ future requirements for more sustainable food packaging.”
Staged at London’s ExCel from Thursday 23 to Friday 24 September, lunch! is a truly unique trade show that brings together the entire food-to-go industry under one roof. Packed full of everything you need to take your café, sandwich bar or coffee shop business to the next level – from delicious new food and drink and innovative packaging solutions to leading keynotes and unrivalled networking.
About National Recycle Week
Recycle Week is Recycle Now’s flagship annual event which is a celebration of recycling across the UK. Now in its 18th year, it’s the one week of the year when retailers, brands, waste management companies, trade associations, governments and the media come together to achieve one goal: to galvanise the public into recycling more of the right things, more often.