UK’s catering industry has renewable food packaging options


In the United Kingdom, hospitality trade publication The Caterer has listed a number of renewable food packaging options to help its readers respond to public demand for more sustainable food-to-go options.

The publication highlights Tri-Star Packaging, which  is offering the Oval Eco Street Bowl made from unbleached bagasse plant fiber, and CupPrint, which has launched an online facility that custom branding for cups with am minimum order of 1,000. It also noted that Planglow is offering the mini sandwich bags that are both compostable and recyclable.

“Consumer trends need to change, and this must be driven by business – but through partnership, rather than punitive measures that will only heap more costs on businesses trying to help tackle this problem,” says Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UKHospitality.