Chop’d launches fully circular salad packaging solution

Chop’d launches fully circular salad packaging solution

Faerch UK Ltd are delighted to support Chop’d, through Tri-star Packaging, with the launch of their popular salad bowl in a fully circular packaging solution, going into their London stores in March 2022.  The bowls and lids will be available in APET Evolve by Faerch, packaging made from post-consumer recycled content, that can be recycled back into food packaging – again and again.

The Evolve by Faerch concept has been embraced by consumers because it illustrates circularity, and with its unique look,  communicates directly to consumers that these are products made from recycled content.  The design also serves as an additional reminder to make sure that used trays are sorted correctly, thus promoting circularity. With the bowls varying in  colour, this reflects the recycled material they are made from, and effectively communicates the sustainable nature.

David Lucas, Sales Director of Foodservice, UK and Ireland at Faerch UK Ltd says: “Evolve by Faerch is designed to close the loop on food packaging and therefore plays a key role in the industry’s transition towards a true circular economy.  Evolve by Faerch APET material is made from recycled household post-consumer material which, after use, can be recycled into new mono- material food packaging without any loss of quality.”

Eddie Holmes, Managing Director of Chop’d “We are proud to partner with Faerch and be the first foodservice in the UK to adopt this product, using a bowl that is made from recycled PET and is fully recyclable aligns with our values for a greener future. Chop’d has had sustainability in its DNA since day one, and we strive to offer the best solution for the environment. By using Evolve by Faerch packaging, we are achieving a true circularity, while cutting manufacturing carbon emissions.”

Converting from clear to circularity

Today, most of the recycled PET on the market is derived from transparent bottles. However, with more and more companies sourcing recycled PET, the demand for recycled bottle content has increased significantly. As the world’s first integrated recycler of PET food packaging, Faerch is offering tray to tray recycling on an industrial scale. The company’s recycling facility in the Netherlands is capable of taking in used post-consumer trays from collectors, sorters and recycling them back into food grade mono-material, again and again.