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Kellogg’s reveals recyclable paper lines in cereal boxes

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Kellogg’s Corn Flakes cereal packaging is going fully paper based with the trial of a paper liner in the UK that can be widely recycled. The pilot will take part in partnership with Tesco in a small number of stores from January 2022 with the results helping to shape Kellogg’s future packaging plans.

The plastic inner liner in cereal boxes is not currently widely accepted in kerbside recycling. Kellogg’s packaging technologists have worked to create paper-based inner packaging for its cereal that can survive the process of filling and sealing millions of bags in boxes of cereal produced in its factory and transporting them to retailers.

The outer recycled card packaging of the company’s iconic cereals boxes are fully recyclable and have been for many years. This is part of Kellogg’s Wellbeing Manifesto launched in May this year. The new action plan is a decade-long commitment from the company to improve its food and packaging so that t’s better for people, the planet and the community.

The company says the results of this trial are crucial as it plans for fully recyclable cerealpackaging whether that’s plastic liners being recyclable at kerbside similar to countries likeIreland and Belgium, or the roll out of cereal packaging that is fully paper based.It’s also important the cereal is kept fresh inside a paper liner as cereal has a 12-month shelf life.

Chris Silcock, Kellogg UK and Ireland managing director said: “We know people want todo more to help the planet and that’s why we are working hard towards meeting ourcommitment of all Kellogg’s packaging being reusable, recyclable or compostable by the end of 2025. This important trial of fully paper cereal packaging ensures we have explored all our
options.

 

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