Profish Food to increase sustainability with new eco-friendly trays from Plantic

17 March 2013 (Last Updated March 17th, 2013 18:30)

Australian bioplastics supplier Plantic Technologies will supply environmentally sustainable Plantic eco Plastic trays to Netherlands-based Profish Food, following an agreement reached by the two companies.

Plantic Eco Plastic Trays

Australian bioplastics supplier Plantic Technologies will supply environmentally sustainable Plantic eco Plastic trays to Netherlands-based Profish Food, following an agreement reached by the two companies.

Plantic eco Plastic has been designed to improve the carbon footprint and energy requirements of fresh food packaging.

Natural raw materials, which are certified as bio-based renewable material, comprise up to 80% of the tray.

Plantic Technologies CEO Brendan Morris said the barrier performance of Plantic eco Plastic tray would extend the shelf life of the products.

"In an increasingly carbon-conscious world, we are well positioned to meet a market need for a superior packaging offering that protects food quality, reduces waste and is more environmentally sustainable," Morris added.

By using the Plantic eco Plastic, Profish aims to provide its customers with the combination of performance and environmental benefits.

According to a lifecycle assessment by Plantic Technologies, the impact of adopting Plantic eco Plastic trays begins to add up over the course of one year.

Replacement of oil-based polymers with the tray is said to cut down carbon emissions considerably.

Designed to meet the growing demand for a sustainable approach to plastics technology, Plantic eco Plastic uses up to 50% less energy compared with conventional polymers, the company claims.

The tray, which does not require investment in new processing or packaging technology, is designed to serve as a drop-in replacement for a range of traditional plastics used in high-barrier packaging.

Profish Food supplies pre-packed fresh fish to the retail and wholesale trade in the Netherlands and beyond.


Image: Plantic eco Plastic tray uses up to 50% less energy and is designed to improve the carbon footprint of fresh food packaging; Photo: courtesy of Plantic.