There has been a lot in the press about single-use plastic and recyclability in packaging. With that in mind, we would like to re-assure you that it is our company practice to ensure a high level of commitment to good environmental policies throughout our business activities. As a contract packaging company, we enforce these policies by minimising the production of waste, and re-using and recycling materials. In case you are asked the question by a vendor, member, or other individual here is a checklist that may be helpful regarding the products we supply:
The main statement is that all of our materials are 100% recyclable.
- Plastic Blisters (Eco-Pack™) –Made from RPet plastic and contain a minimum of 50% post-consumer waste (i.e. contains materials destined for waste after use).
- Corrugated Cardboard – the corrugated materials we use in trays and pallet skirts are 100% recyclable, the thin printed layer we use is a virgin paper and we purchase this exclusively from suppliers that participate in the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) UK. (Paper produced from well-managed forests and/or recycled materials).
- Shrink Film – The shrink wrap material we use contains recyclable material that can then be re-used in the future, including shopping bag recycling points, present in most UK retailers. It’s the same LDPE plastic found in bottled water packaging, shopping bags, milk cartons and garbage bags.
- Printed Cards – We use vegetable oil-based or water-based inks. These inks are fully biodegradable and do not interfere with recycling processes. Our liners (the printed paper layer) are covered with an aqueous (water-based) coating, which is both biodegradable and recyclable. The cards themselves are fully recyclable.
Quantrelle is BRC certified and ISO registered working to ISO 9001/ISO 14001 guidelines, therefore it is our responsibility to continue to produce 100% recyclable products along with purchasing materials that use the highest percentage of recyclable material.
For more information, please visit our website: www.quantrelle.com/our-green-materials/
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