British recycled plastic packaging firm Faerch Plast UK has introduced 100% recycled PET material under its Food to Go banner.
According to the company, the new material reduces the need for virgin materials and will be made available from 1 January.
Faerch Plast UK and Ireland sales director Mark Tollman said: “We see this as a great innovation for our customers and the environment, as we continue to develop sustainable packaging.
“This innovation is a further commitment to the UK Plastics Pact, which we are proud to be a founding member of.”
The UK Plastics Pact is a collaborative initiative formed to create a circular economy for plastics by stimulating new business models to reduce the total amount of plastic packaging.
Using locally sourced materials, Faerch Plast currently produces recycled plastic packaging at its Ely plant for the UK and European markets. The company has invested £20m in the Ely plant over the last two years.
In July, the packaging company acquired Dutch sheet manufacturer 4PET Group in a move to strengthen its presence as an integrated plastic packaging supplier.
In June, the company also signed a partnership with major British retailers, Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s, and Tesco, as well as waste management company Viridor to recycle black plastic.
The project will create a circular economy solution to bring back recycled black plastic into new food grade packaging.