pladis, global snacking company, has announced its commitment to reducing its environmental impact.

A range of new initiatives has been announced, including the total removal of “problematic-to-recycle” black plastic from its product portfolio.

This will support pladis UK&I’s long-term strategy to tackle plastic waste and reduce the environmental impact of packaging across the business.

The new measures, which come just over two years since its commitment to the UK Plastics Pact, include:

  • The removal of all non-recyclable black plastic from the pladis UK&I on-shelf product portfolio by June 2021
  • The elimination of all PVDC film by June 2021
  • A continued commitment to prioritising the development of sustainable packaging solutions across bestselling lines, reducing CO2 emissions from transportation

Sylvain Cuperlier, Head of Sustainability at pladis, said: “As part of our commitment to the UK Plastics Pact, we’ve been working hard to transition our rigid plastic trays from black to recyclable cloudy rPET, which contain a minimum of 30% recycled content.

“We’re pleased to announce that the last black trays were produced in late December and we will complete this transition by the summer, after which there will be no more pladis-produced black plastic in the market. This will save 80 million plastic trays from landfill every year.”