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Environment

New packaging takes the biscuit

A biscuit company has removed 90% of plastic from its packaging, cutting the overall weight of the packs by half.

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Border Biscuits has removed almost all of its plastic packaging

Family-owned Border Biscuits has demonstrated its commitment to the environment by exchanging the clear plastic trays within its packaging for recyclable cardboard.

The change is part of the company’s £1.6m investment into its products as well as its production processes.

As well as swapping its packaging for a sustainable alternative, the company has increased the sustainability of its transportation by reducing the weight of its products, meaning that double the amount of packs can be placed onto a single pallet.

By removing almost all of the plastic from its biscuit wrappers, the Lanarkshire manufacturer will save 537 tonnes of carbon dioxide from its manufacturing process each year.

...our new packaging means we can address the environmental concerns of our customers without compromising on the high quality of our beautifully crafted biscuits

According to Border Biscuits, this equates to 895 homes improving their energy efficiency through installing better insulation, smarter lighting, appliances and heating systems.

Suzie Carlaw, marketing manager at Border Biscuits, comments: “As a business we are continuously looking at ways to improve our products and processes and the launch of this new packaging is the latest exciting development in that work.

“Innovating to reduce single-use plastic has been a key focus over the last 12 months and our new packaging means we can address the environmental concerns of our customers without compromising on the high quality of our beautifully crafted biscuits.

If you have any news, please email carys@linkpublishing.co.uk or join in with the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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