EU is expected to revise the 1994 Packaging Directive to require all plastic packaging to be reusable or recyclable by 2030. The implementation of the Single Use Plastic Directive will ban materials like styrofoam containers. Several EU countries are also considering a tax on plastic and single use items.
Walki has developed an ovenable tray made of renewable fibre to help customers comply. The Walki Pack is 100% PET-free and easy to recycle.
“At Walki, we are eager to support the transition away from aluminium and plastic-based solutions towards fibre-based alternatives”, says Annika Sundell, Executive Vice President, Innovation and Business Development at Walki.
The tray can stay in the oven for up to 60 minutes. The trays are also suitable for a wide variety of applications including frozen or chilled ready-made meals, such as fish and baked goods. The Walki Pack Tray solution can be used for folded and pressed trays and the inner part of the tray is available in brown or white.
The barrier materials are kept to a minimum to make them easily recyclable.
“We are continuously working on increasing the fibre-content in our products and with the launch of the new tray material we have taken a giant step forward towards monomaterial solutions”, concludes Annika Sundell.
At Walki, we believe in a sustainable and circular tomorrow. Our mission is to accelerate the world’s transition into a zero waste future in packaging and promote the use of energy efficient materials across industries. Walki’s product solutions are designed to bring value to customers in many different markets; from sustainable materials for packaging applications to energy saving performance materials. Walki is a growing international group organized in three business areas: Consumer Packaging, Industrial Packaging and Engineered Materials, with operations in twelve different countries, both in Europe and Asia. In 2019, the Group’s annual turnover was approx. 400 million euros employing around 1000 people.