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Tri-Star Packaging: Recyclable rPET containers

Tri-Star Packaging launches the rPET recyclable Spartan containers available in 290-mL and 410-mL sizes. They are available with a spork-fitment lid or a plain lid and are ideal for dips, tasters, and dressings.


Delivering on Tri-Star Packaging’s commitment to seek continuous improvement on its environmental sustainability journey, the new Spartan containers are made from 85% premium high-clarity UK-sourced recycled PET (rPET) – made almost completely from recycled plastic bottles.

The crystal-clear rPET material offers optimum on-shelf product visibility and is much more environmentally friendly than most competitor products. The more sustainable rPET material is made from plastic that has already been used, and has been sorted, cleaned and transformed for reuse instead of going to waste.

The highly sustainable Spartan food-to-go option meets the surging demand for eco-packaging from both foodservice operators and consumers. The environmental kudos doesn't stop there: the Spartan range is lighter in weight than other options and therefore boasts a lower carbon footprint; and it is manufactured using renewable energy, at a facility less than 70 miles from Tri-Star’s main hub at Enfield, cutting carbon mileage and shrinking the product's carbon footprint even more.

In another development which will be great news for retail packers, the new product is heat-sealable and is available with different lidding options, which can eliminate leakage, promote longer shelf-life, and reduce expensive waste. Spartan is also ideal for branding or marketing promotions, subject to volume.

With a clip-in mini spoon lid option, Spartan containers are spot-on for the unique and multiple needs of eat-on-the-go operators such as delis and food stalls. They are perfect containers for pasta, salad, olives, fruit pieces, muesli, and a variety of other options along with speciality foods such as ethnic cuisine, rice, and noodles.

Tri-Star Packaging, Managing Director Kevin Curran says: “Spartan is our new hero for sustainable product ranges and is the latest and best example of our commitment to develop responsible, environment-friendly food-to-go packaging to date.

“Spartan delivers on our promise to sell the best and most appropriate packaging for the fast-growing food-to-go market, while making a positive and measurable contribution to our customer’s essential environmentally sustainable journey.”

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