Border Biscuits has removed 90% of the plastic from its packaging, in line with the UK Plastics Pact.
As part of the pact, companies have committed to eliminating all unnecessary single-use plastics by 2025, as well as increasing the percentage of recyclable plastics used.
This repackage follows a £1.6m investment by Borders. To achieve the 90% reduction in plastic, the plastic lid and tray were removed and replaced by recyclable cardboard.
This reduced the weight of the packaging by 50% and allowed the company to double the amount of product on each pallet for transportation. It estimated this has reduced the business’ carbon footprint by 537 tonnes of CO2.
“Innovating to reduce single-use plastic has been a key focus over the past 12 months and our new packaging means we can address the environmental concerns of our customers without compromising on the high quality of our beautifully crafted biscuits,” said Suzie Carlaw, marketing manager at Border Biscuits.
The company has also updated its logo to modernise the brand.