AWARDS: TWO Earth Packaging solutions shortlisted in the same awards…

Sirane has been shortlisted twice in the Sustainable Food Awards 2021

TWO recyclable and plastic-free packaging solutions from Sirane have made the final shortlist for the packaging category of the Sustainable Food Awards 2021.

Both our sandwich packs (Earthwedge) and salmon boards (Earthboard) have been shortlisted – with the winners set to be announced on Thursday, June 10.

The Sustainable Food Awards (click here) are organised by Ecovia Intelligence.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “We have put considerable time and resource into developing recyclable and plastic-free solutions in recent years, and so it is great to see our work rewarded with two products shortlisted for these awards.

“Our Earthwedge is a plastic-free sandwich pack which can be used to replace non-recyclable and difficult to recycle packs and is just starting to take off… and our Earthboard salmon board is a replacement for non-recyclable boards.”

The Earthwedge has already scooped a top industry prize recently, taking first place in the Environmental Award category at the annual Sammies Awards.

Traditional sandwich packs are difficult or impossible to recycle, PE-coated and laminated packs invariably end up in landfill, despite any claims on the packs, and this is a chance to offer the market a genuinely recyclable alternative.

Sirane has two different types of sandwich packs now on offer – heat-sealable, for use in commercial sandwich packing, and tabbed for use in delis/sandwich shops where the packs are made up and sold the same day.

The Earthwedge has been developed using a combination of coated boards and papers. This means that the whole pack can be recycled as part of the paper stream.

The Earthboard salmon board is again board-based and has been designed as a sustainable alternative to the millions or boards (normally gold, silver or black) used every week which are not recyclable due to the metallised polyester structure.

Our Earthboard Salmon Boards are available in both standard and custom sizes and in any non-metallic colour. We can also offer random and registered print. Our standard thickness is 830 microns/555gsm, but other grades are available.

Boards are suitable for freezing and thawing – and offer excellent moisture resistance.

Like the sandwich packs, our Earthboard can be recycled with the paper.

Simon Balderson added: “These are both great products, which we are very proud of. It would be great to win, but I am sure all the finalists have excellent products – good luck to all the finalists in all categories, they have all done well.”

Sirane is an innovative packaging development-to-manufacture company, with expertise in absorbency and material science. Specialisms include board, bags and pouches, absorbent products, shelf-life extension and dual-ovenable products.

It has four main divisions: food packaging; medical & healthcare; horticultural and industrial. The company is based in Telford, Shropshire, with additional manufacturing in Guadalajara (Mexico) and Moscow (Russia), and we have a network of agents/distributors around the world waiting to help.

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