APRIL 22nd is Earth Day – perhaps the perfect day to talk about our Earth Packaging range, and what we’re doing in the sustainable packaging sector….
Sirane’s Earth Packaging range is built on some simple principles – everything in it must be either recyclable or compostable – and when we say recyclable, we mean actually recyclable, in the real world, which means kerbside.
Our award-winning Earthpouch was the first product in our Earth Packaging range – it is a paper-based barrier pouch (or film) suitable for dry and moist products, which can be recycled as part of the paper recycling stream.
In addition, Sirane offers a range of board-based products, including our new recyclable sandwich skillet, Earthwedge. Following extensive trials, this product is now ready, and we will offer two versions – heat-seal and tabbed.
Heat-sealable packs are suitable for commercial use, where many days shelf-life is required, whereas tabbed skillets are suitable for packing and selling same day.
Our Earthwedges are recyclable in the paper recycling stream. There’s no need for customers to try and separate components, there’s no misleading recycling claims – this is a pack which can be easily recycled by everyone who buys one.
Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said “Millions of PE-coated and laminated sandwich packs end up in landfill daily – the War On Plastics show on BBC showed clearly how impractical recycling is for most of the packs, despite what may be claimed.
“So, any sandwich producers out there who are supporting Earth Day, you may want to take look at our solution, and consider taking a real step forward…”
Tabbed versions will be available very soon from our shop – www.fieldandfare.co.uk
Many of our other board products, including cake boards, patisserie boards, pizza boards, etc, can be offered using eco-friendly coating which mean the products can be recycled after use – and last year we brought to market a plastic-free salmon board, which can be recycled and is also industrially compostable.
Simon Balderson added: “Like the sandwich packs, traditional salmon boards are a problem as for as environmental credentials are concerned. They are traditionally coated with a metallised polyester film and good for nothing but landfill.
“Our Earthboard salmon boards have been rigorously tested to make sure they do the same job, but are recyclable – so again, anyone using salmon boards, if you’re serious about being more eco-friendly, you should take a look.”
We also have solutions for the horticultural market – such as our plastic-free Earthboard Tree-Guards, which can be used to protect saplings.
These tree-guards are made from a special coated board, which is water-resistant, and will last for years out in the wild, before eventually returning to the earth….