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Cascades announces addition to its eco-friendly packaging line

Monica Ferguson   

Food Industry Manufacturing canada environment packaging production sustainable

Photo: Cascades.

Cascades expands its eco-friendly packaging line with the addition a 100 per cent recycled PET tray. Its design makes the tray compatible with the packaging equipment already used by food processors and retailers.

The composition of this tray and its design make it an alternative to hard-to- recycle food packaging. How2Recycle has prequalified this tray as widely recyclable in Canada.

It took three years of research to develop its design, that allows for minimal use of materials while ensuring optimal rigidity. Its rolled edges reduce the risk of tearing when using shrink-wrap, helping to prevent food waste.

“This latest innovation is the fruit of our continuous efforts to find more sustainable solutions and develop a truly circular economy for food packaging. We would like to thank our early adopter customers for their trust,” said Luc Langevin, President and COO, Cascades Specialty Products Group.

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The tray is manufactured in Québec at the Cascades Inopak plant, which has benefited from an investment program of over $30 million aimed at supporting the development of packaging made from 100% recycled PET flakes.

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