Gordon Rhodes Ltd has changed the material it uses for the inner sachets of its gourmet sauce and stuffing ranges, making them recyclable at home and more eco-friendly.
Gordon Rhodes confirmed it had been trialling the new material to ensure it provided the balance between protecting the quality of its products and maintaining shelf life, whilst reducing the impact on the environment. The new sachets are made from 100% PP film which is widely recycled, meaning consumers can put the packaging in their kerbside collection recycling bin. In addition, although the quantity of the product remains the same, the physical size of the recyclable sachets has been reduced to further decrease the amount of plastic packaging material used.
This switch is just the latest move the company has made to use more sustainable packaging, helping consumers to recycle waste and diverting it away from landfill. The company will continue to look at ways it can improve as it takes steps towards becoming net zero.
Jonathan Batchelor, Brand Manager at Gordon Rhodes, commented: “We are constantly reviewing the materials we use in our production process to improve a products sustainability and reduce our impact on the environment. For Gordon Rhodes, the challenge was finding a recyclable solution which offered the adequate level of barrier properties to protect the product during its shelf life. The chosen solution does exactly that, whilst making it easy for the consumer to recycle at the end of life.”
The new sachet material will be rolled out across its entire range over the coming months.