Cranswick has today announced that in the 12 months since it signed The UK Plastics Pact, it has already removed 703 tonnes of plastic from across the group.
Progressing the work of the Pact as part of its Second Nature sustainability strategy, Cranswick said it has eliminated PVC from all packaging, invested in machinery to manage the change from non-recycled to recyclable plastics, worked with stakeholders to include recycling guidelines on pack and updated all trays to contain a minimum of 65% recycled content.
Jim Brisby, Cranswick’s group commercial director, said: “At Cranswick, we are proud to have cut 703 tonnes of plastic from our business so far over the last 12 months. However, we recognise that we are still at the start of this journey.
“The time for change is now and as an industry, we must move faster. This is why tackling the issues surrounding plastic packaging is such a vital area in our sustainability strategy, Second Nature. Collectively, we can make a difference.”