Plastic is a serious business and Finnebrogue Artisan is a responsible business.
Here, the company outline it’s progress to date on managing plastic within operations and food packaging:
In 2019, Finnebrogue moved away from unrecyclable black plastic trays to 100% recycled and recyclable alternatives.
In 2021, the company committed to two targets by 2025: 100% of packaging will be reusable, recyclable or compostable; and they’ll have 50% average recycled content across all plastic packaging.
Engagement with suppliers is ongoing – to help manage and reduce plastic coming into the factories.
Jan – September 2022:
Finnebrogue engaged Responsible Plastic Management Group to support their journey.
The business recycled 20 tonnes of plastic, mainly from the tubs, lids and wrapping received from suppliers. This plastic was cleaned, shredded and granulated before being turned back into raw material for moulding.
The business has introduced recycling bins across all departments in all four sites, which helps them to retain their zero to landfill success.
Sourcing a recyclable film for trays (that’s fit for purpose) remains a key focus for the food industry – and the business continues to engage with its suppliers to achieve this. Did you know plastic recycling facilities are located at high street supermarkets :
You can read our 2019/20 Sustainability Report here