evolve the future of sustainable packaging for ready meals

evolve – sustainable packaging solution

New break through material

Introducing a unique solution to the challenge of black tray recycling. Moving further to future proof your business with the launch of a new product: evolve

A new break through material that meets consumer demand for environmentally sustainable packaging and packaging that can be recycled.

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evolve is made from an average of up to 85% recycled PET post-consumer content, uniquely utilising mixed coloured PET as attractive food packaging. As the products are created from a natural mix of recycled PET, their colour will vary; the different palettes of colours enable consumers to recognise they use a recycled and circular product. The evolve trays are reliably detected by existing sorting infrastructure in the UK, NI and ROI and returned to the mixed jazz stream where they can be recycled into new food safe products again and again.

Retailer interest in evolve is strong as public demand for sustainable and circular products increases rapidly. Our trays comply with the strictest food regulations keeping food safe in the entire temperature range between -40C and + 220C. Our trays are outperforming alternative packaging materials for recycled content, recyclability and in particular on food safety.

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Making food packaging truly circular

Retailers who switch to the new product line can join an innovative recycling programme offered by Faerch: An identical quantity of the volume of Faerch trays a retailer sells through their stores will be sourced as post-consumer waste locally and recycled into new food grade trays at one of Faerch’s production sites.

Faerch Plast are committed to an active role in the plastic debate by driving the industry towards making food packaging truly circular. evolve is part of the journey by being fully recyclable and offering market-leading quantities of recycled content. The Faerch plant is powered by 100% sustainable green energy and Faerch is the only food tray manufacturer, which has invested in ownership of a recycling operation.

  • Replacing carbon black CPET trays
  • Unrivaled recycled content within the CPET market
  • Fully compliant to the highest standards of food safety
  • Trays can be recycled again & again and made into new trays – Closing the Loop
  • Easily sorted by ROI & UK waste processors
  • Proven and tested to be NIR detectable
  • Average of 85% Post-Consumer content
  • Natural colour scheme – no added colour or masterbatch
  • A range of pastel colours come through (colours will vary)
  • Excellent retailer and packer processor interest
evolve colour of the day trays

To keep up with demand for this product, you can now avail of the RPET Evolve range for the protein sector. The new trays are made from 100% recycled material and can be fully recycled into new food trays. Their unique look reflects the recycled content of the trays helping consumers to easily identify that they are making a sustainable choice in their food packaging. The rPET Evolve product ranges were designed for protein applications like fresh meat, poultry, fish and plant-based alternatives.

The new trays possess the same attributes as our current PET products and now represent the ultimate level of circularity: They are made from 100% recycled content, and they can be fully recycled into new food grade trays without compromising on food safety or any other key measures.

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Evolve trays are made from collected and recycled bottles and trays and are available in naturally fluctuating tones.  No extra colour is added during recycling and production, therefore preserving its natural make-up. The colour of each tray reflects the specific blend of recycled content that it is made from. This ensures a unique look, which clearly outlines to consumers that they have a sustainable choice, when selecting food packaged in Evolve trays. It also guarantees that Evolve trays are reliably detectable using today’s sorting systems, as they have already been detected before.

Evolve trays provide consumers with the long-awaited guidance to easily choose food packaging that is made from recycled content. The unique look also reminds us that we should treat the tray as a valuable resource that we collect after use for recycling – again and again.

For more information on our evolve range or to arrange samples please contact our packaging department:

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Please find information below regarding the successful launch of the fully sustainable evolve trays in the UK.

These trays are fast becoming the popular choice in major supermarkets given their true sustainability offering circularity in food packaging.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7254979/Waitrose-replacing-black-plastic-trays-ready-meals.html

https://www.about.sainsburys.co.uk/news/latest-news/2019/sainsburys-removes-black-plastic