As one of the very first signatories of The UK Plastics Pact, led by WRAP, Cranswick have today announced that in the 12 months since the pledge, they have already removed 703 tonnes of plastic from across the group, proving themselves as pioneers in the fight against plastic waste once again.
Progressing the work of the Pact as part of their Second Nature sustainability strategy, Cranswick have delivered true action and results against their initial pledge. This fantastic progress reaffirms their much-stated belief that innovation, investment and continued alliances, through initiatives such as The UK Plastics Pact, are key to achieving results.
Committing to working collaboratively to transform the UK plastics packaging sector by 2025 as part of the Pact, other proactive action Cranswick have taken in just the last 12 months includes:
- Eliminating PVC from all packaging Investing in machinery to manage the change from non-recycled to recyclable plastics
- Working with stakeholders to include recycling guidelines on pack and are at the start of rolling out changes
- Updating all trays to contain a minimum of 65% recycled content and are in the process of changing trays to be 100% recyclable in the home waste stream
Cranswick’s Group Commercial Director, Jim Brisby says great work has been done over the last year, but more is needed at greater pace. “At Cranswick, we are proud to have cut 703 tonnes of plastic from our business so far over the last 12 months. However, we recognise that we are still at the start of this journey.
The time for change is now and as an industry, we must move faster. This is why tackling the issues surrounding plastic packaging is such a vital area in our sustainability strategy, Second Nature. Collectively, we can make a difference."
The 21st May sees the first anniversary of WRAP’s UK Plastics Pact, an initiative which now has over 100 organisations from across the entire plastics value chain alongside Cranswick as members and supporters. Members have taken a unique pledge to transform the plastic packaging system in the UK, keep plastic out of our oceans and make unnecessary single use plastic packaging a thing of the past. Of many actions being taken, unrecyclable plastics such as black plastics and polystyrene are disappearing from UK supermarket shelves, with many members removing unnecessary single-use plastics such as straws and plastic cutlery from their shelves.