Sustainable packaging company Coveris and Northern Ireland-based poultry meat producer Moy Park have partnered to introduce a new recyclable stand-up pouch.
The MonoFlexBE stand-up pouch has been developed via Coveris’ research and development (R&D) network for Tesco’s cooked chicken product.
The new packaging features a mono-laminate recyclable barrier that helps lower plastic weight by 55%.
The stand-up format comes with a zip-lock to enhance convenience and storage while reducing food waste.
Suitable for all snacking applications, the resealable pouch is currently available for Tesco BBQ Chicken Breast Pieces.
The transition to a recyclable mono-laminate pouch from a rigid tray format is in line with Moy Park’s commitment to reduce packaging weight.
Moy Park packaging development manager Rosemary Perry said: “We were really excited to develop and launch this mono PE film for our cooked chicken product.
“This pack supports Moy Park’s pledge to reduce packaging weight by 5% year on year (YOY) and delivers on Tesco’s strategy to use mono PE films where possible due to better end-of life-solutions and to promote packaging circularity.”
MonoFlexBE film is the result of Coveris’ collaborations across polymer science, film manufacturing, food safety and shelf-life management, as well as print and technical conversion.
The development also aligns with Coveris’ sustainable goal to become waste-free.
Coveris flexibles technical sales manager Mark Robinson said: “we’re really proud to have supported both Tesco and Moy Park throughout this project and be given the opportunity to deliver a first-to-market solution that not only increases the recyclability of flexible films but also introduces an entirely new, reduced plastic, reduced waste format to the category.”
Last month, Coveris partnered with paper manufacturer Brigl & Bergmeister to develop a sustainably sourced packaging solution.