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Recent product developments include our recyclable salmon boards - Earthboard

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.

Sirane’s range of plastic-free packaging solutions includes our paper-based stand-up pouches, Earthpouch, and paper-based flow-wrap film Earthfilm.

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.”

Earthboard salmon boards are also available from www.fieldandfare.co.uk

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….

Sirane donated some insulated bags to the Salvation Army

SIRANE’S thermally-insulated bags keep chilled food cold – and hot food hot. They’re a great way of keeping your brand in the public eye, via your customers…

And we were recently happy to donate some surplus bags to one of our local Salvation Army branches to support their bid to get fresh food to people in need.

Major Julian Rowley, Corps Officer for Newcastle Under Lyme Corps with Chesterton Corps and Community Centre, said: “This is a fantastic donation that will enable us to continue serving our community in providing food support to those who are struggling to feed their families during these times. In addition to that, the bags will be handy for those families to reuse, thus saving them money. It is most generous and so appropriate a gift.”

Used by supermarket shoppers and small independent food outlets alike, insulated bags are a reusable bag ideal for transporting fresh good home, delivery services, marketing and promotion - with many people opting for their own bespoke ‘branded’ bag.

We also stock a range of plain bags and bags with our own print design – which we sell online (www.fieldandfare.co.uk) as well as to customers who just want plain bags – and it was from these bags which we were able to supply enough stock to help the Salvation Army out.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “There’s people out there really struggling, and organisations like the Salvation Army do an amazing job and helping people get by. We’re just glad our bags can help make a difference when things are difficult.”

Sirane’s insulated bags come with a unique handle designed to make the bags comfortable for the consumer to carry – they’re the bag your customers will reach for…

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: “Whether you’re a supermarket or a farm-shop, selling fresh meat or hot-food, insulated bags could be the answer. We can custom-brand or supply with generic print, and digitally printing allows for shorter print runs.

“Our anti-bacterial option can also protect customers long-term against harmful bacteria.”

Active anti-bacterial properties (from Biomaster) are built into the insulated bags during the manufacturing process, so the protection will last for as long as the bag does...

“No-one really considers the health implications of re-using shopping bags,” added Simon. “but scientific studies show bacteria build-up can be potentially harmful, and that there’s often as much bacteria on the outside of meat packaging as on the inside. There’s advice out there that people should wash bags-for-life, but how many people do this?

“Anti-bacterial thermally-insulated bags stop customers having to even worry about this.”

Both off-the-shelf and custom-printed versions of the bag are available, and there 

are a range of potential sizes offered, including bags small enough to be lunch-bags 

Sirane is an innovative packaging design, development, manufacture and solutions company which specialises in areas including absorbency and ovenable/microwaveable products, compostable packaging, films, boards, absorbent pads, and much more.

For more information thermally-insulated bags, or any product in the Sirane food packaging range, email sales@sirane.com

NEW: Recent product developments include...

Recyclable sandwich packs

Recyclable sandwich packs

  • EARTHWEDGE
  • PLASTIC-FREE
  • RECYCLABLE

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Cargo-Fresh for perishable goods

Cargo-Fresh for perishable goods

  • CARGO-FRESH
  • ABSORBENCY
  • FOR AIR CARGO

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Plastic-free salmon boards

Plastic-free salmon boards

  • EARTHWEDGE
  • PLASTIC-FREE
  • SALMON BOARDS

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Plastic-free tree-guards

Plastic-free tree-guards

  • EARTHBOARD
  • PLASTIC-FREE
  • TREE-GUARDS

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