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Frozen baked goods giant eliminates black plastic trays from production line

Frozen baked goods brand Frank Dale has switched all its products from black plastic to clear recyclable packaging and corrugated board.

It said the revised packaging will result in 10 tonnes of black plastic per annum being saved from landfill.

All plastics used in the Frank Dale range are now recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) and contain 70% recycled plastics, with a minimum of 30% Post Consumer Recycle (PCR) supplied by Charpac.

CSB Packaging now also supply 100% recycled and 100% recyclable corrugated board, made from turned reels of recycled paper.

Edward Miles, managing director of owners Finedale Foods site, said: “Removing black plastic entirely from our manufacturing process is a significant step towards Frank Dale becoming a more sustainable, planet-conscious brand. Doing so hasn’t come without its challenges, but for us it’s a non-negotiable and necessary change in line with the brand’s commitment to becoming recognised as an environmentally responsible choice for professional chefs and caterers.

“The packaging adjustments are being implemented across our entire range, from our individual quiche portions, to our tarts, pies, cakes and crostini.”

Jon Glazier, sales director of CSB Packaging, added: “Investing in the state-of-the-art 2.5m BHS Corrugator in 2019 has meant we’ve been able to support brands like Frank Dale achieve their ongoing sustainability goals and move their production processes forward to ensure a reduced carbon footprint. We continue to look ahead and explore the very latest packaging innovations to ensure we remain at the top of our game when it comes to providing quality solutions that work for our customers.”