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Essential Cuisine make a move to eliminate black plastic

Essential Cuisine make a move to eliminate black plastic

27th August 2021

British stocks and sauces manufacturer, Essential Cuisine, have announced their pledge to eliminate black plastic from their range by Spring 2022. With 21 products, including best seller Premier Veal Jus, currently in black plastic, the pledge will see a projected removal of over 10 tonnes of the hard-to-recycle material.

It is estimated that the UK sends more than one million tonnes of black plastics to landfill every year – largely because most Material Recycling Facilities (MRF’s) view them as contaminants which are expensive to recycle.*

General Manager, Heather Wilde said “Our mission is to support working kitchens across the nation; with reduced staff and rising disposal costs, recyclability of packaging shouldn’t be a hindrance for today’s chefs.”

“In 2020, Solina put sustainability at the core of its business model and culture by making it one of the 6 strategy focuses, integrating sustainability as part of the corporate mission and vision. We are proud of Essential Cuisine for being part of this mission with the elimination of black plastic, creating a range that provides not only great taste but peace of mind, contributing towards a greener future for foodservice.”

The move to eliminate black plastic will see lines such as Premier Jus, Asian Bases and Sauce Collection move to alternative colours that are kerbside recyclable at local facilities, with the Glace Range already transitioning away from black lids to a recyclable gold one.

To discover more visit www.essentialcuisine.com or follow on Twitter or Instagram.

*https://wrap.org.uk/resources/report/recyclability-black-plastic-packaging

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