Sustainable plastic packaging solutions firm Paccor Group has produced its first 250,000t of eco-friendly materials using 100% recycled PET (rPET).

The company said that the achievement is the result of various investments totalling more than £10m in its UK operations in an effort to expand production.

Paccor Group UK managing director Ashley Jones said: “I am delighted that Paccor UK has achieved this excellent milestone of manufacturing out of fully recycled materials on a large scale.

“The lessons we have learned over the past decade are an important step for us to further support development in the market and to provide sustainable value for our clients and environmental benefits to the retailers and market.

“Now, with confidence, we continue our sustainable journey towards the development of half a million tonnes.”

“Now, with confidence, we continue our sustainable journey towards the development of half a million tonnes.”

Based in Germany, Paccor offers a range of packaging solutions under food-to-go and foodservice categories, including fruit containers, sushi trays and serving platters made using 100% rPET.

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The company currently operates 20 manufacturing facilities across Europe and the US with around 3,000 employees.

Earlier this month, the packaging firm has appointed Andreas Schütte as its new chief executive officer, who will assume his new role from 1 March.

The company has also named Zdenek Rybczuk as the group’s chief operating officer and Andy Hollyhead as chief financial officer.