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Essential Cuisine Successfully Eliminates Black Plastic

Essential Cuisine Successfully Eliminates Black Plastic

18th February 2022

In August 2021, Essential Cuisine pledged to eliminate black plastic by Spring 2022. With 21 products across their foodservice range impacted, the British manufacturer are proud to announce their mission has successfully been implemented.

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.* With mounting pressures for businesses to be more mindful of their carbon footprint and recycling, time restricted chefs shouldn’t have to worry about the often time consuming task of separating materials, making it even more important for Essential Cuisine to action the pledge.

With their Premier Jus range, Glace range and Sauce Collection moving to alternative colours that are kerbside recyclable, the successful elimination of black plastic will see a removal of over 10 tonnes of the hard-to-recycle material. The Essential Cuisine Asian range has also adopted a brand-new look as part of the project.

General Manager, Heather Wilde said “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.”

To discover our range and look at the visual changes, click here to browse.

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

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