Oggs and Macpac develop eco-friendly solutions

UK-based bakery group Oggs, developer of an innovative liquid egg substitute, has confirmed it has collaborated with packaging designer and manufacturer, Macpac, for its latest product range.

The company stressed there was a need to protect the products throughout the entire supply chain to the end consumer and another key factor was using food grade recycled PET packaging containing 100% recycled content that was 100% recyclable in the waste stream.

Oggs said it had been aware of Macpac’s BreakdownPET and wanted to explore this ground-breaking material for their products. The system offers 100% recycled content and is fully recyclable as standard PET, but with quite distinct advantages.

Macpac developed its system recently in response to the fact, that despite being fully recyclable, at least 50% of all packaging is destined for landfill or incineration. BreakdownPET offers a technological breakthrough in packaging, a fully recyclable material offering the same characteristics as conventional PET but with one major difference.

Subsequently, Macpac provided the packaging formats in Breakdown PET for a selected OGGS range comprising two cupcake, four flow-wrap, four mince pies and nine hinged cavity packs.

Hannah Carter Chief Executive Officer of Oggs, said: “As a business our focus has always been on creating a product that is friendly to the Planet, Animals and People and weren’t prepared to compromise on our packaging. Despite being told by several packaging companies that food grade packaging made from 100% recycled material was not achievable, Macpac took up the challenge and worked with us to achieve food trays that are not only made from 100% recyclable material but is also 100% bio-degradable in landfill.”

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