100% RECYCLED PLASTIC PUNNETS
Small changes can make a big difference.
April to May 2022 will see the trial of a recycled PET (rPET) plastic punnet. An independent study we commissioned from Environment services consultants, Thinkstep ANZ, assessed a number of options and found that a pack, locally made from 100% rPET plastic with a recyclable soft plastic top, had both lower carbon emissions and the best circularity, than other suitable packaging – including the current cardboard punnet.
The 100% rPET plastic punnet can be disposed of locally through kerbside recycling and recycled multiple times after use. This helps create a circular system and saves tonnes of plastic from landfill. The soft plastic top seal can also be recycled at stores across the country that are part of the Soft Plastics Recycling scheme, to be turned into new products. Read more about the trial here.