Sustainability in Food Packaging

As a manufacturer of plastic packaging, kp is an essential part of the food supply chain, enabling the distribution of food; keeping it secure, safe, fresher for longer, and preventing food waste. We have always known the value of plastics and continue to develop sustainable plastic packaging that is recyclable and made from recycled materials. Thanks to the unique features and benefits of plastic we can help deliver food from farm to fork in the most efficient manner, while protecting the environment.
tray2tray

kp Tray2Tray

In the loop

Our goal is to revolutionise the recycling of
food packaging, committing to a closed loop.

Our 2022 target is to reach 30% in 3 years 

with Tray2Tray in our rigid films & trays.

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Lower carbon footprint 


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Made from up to 100% recycled PET

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Maximum food protection and safety

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Lightweight

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Fully circular

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Fully recyclable

Keeping everyone
in the loop

Currently, only about 14% of plastic packaging produced is collected for recycling which is why we’re working towards our vision of a circular economy. This vision sees more of our packaging being recovered and turned back into new protective packaging. We are leading the way in revolutionising the recycling process for food trays and have committed to achieving a totally closed-loop system.

Keeping everyone
in the loop

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Our roadmap to success

Developing a market for recycled PET tray flake isn’t something that can be achieved by kp alone. That’s why we’re working with our entire value chain to generate and drive continued demand for this material. We are also strengthening our partnerships with recycling companies, suppliers and customers to ensure a constant supply of post-consumer recycled plastics. Upstream, we're working with the recycling industry to ‘pull’ more plastic PET trays back to us. Downstream, we are collaborating with customers to ‘push’ demand for trays made from rPET tray flake.

kp Tray2Tray is fundamental to our Positive Plastics Pledge

In 2018, we launched our Positive Plastics Pledge, a four-point plan for a world with less waste. kp Tray2Tray™ is the latest innovation that will help us to deliver on our pledge.

Kapture

kp Kapture

RECOUP assisted kp with successful trials to independently demonstrate the detectability of kp Kapture™ coloured trays using existing sorting technology in UK facilities. This ensures the items in the kp Kapture™ brand range can sorted effectively and prepared for onward recycling.

Stuart Foster
CEO, RECOUP

Recycling Process

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Viable

Fast to implement

Fast to implement

Maximum food protection and safety

Maximum food protection and safety

Premium product

Premium product

Added Value

Added value

Widely recyclable

Widely recyclable