Puratos Sustainable Packaging

Source: Puratos

Bakery ingredients supplier Puratos has announced it is switching to more sustainable packaging.

The company said it is making changes that mean all its packaging will become 100% recycle-ready, with some packaging getting additional improvements such as paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and an ink reduction of up to 70%. The business will also adopt more sustainable packaging production processes using fewer chemicals and less energy.

“At Puratos, we are making major strides towards improving the sustainability of our packaging,” said chief marketing and channels officer Sophie Blum. “It’s a major undertaking, with the size and diversity of our global portfolio. We are striving towards a better and more sustainable future.”

Puratos is also improving the functionality of some of its packaging for customers by introducing easier recycling, simpler opening and closing and improved pallet stacking properties.

The company said the actions would move the business closer to its goal of being carbon-neutral by 2025 and zero-waste-to-landfill by 2030, while helping to lower its customers’ environmental footprints.

“We are committed to helping build a more sustainable future and creating solutions that promote the health and well-being of people everywhere,” said Blum.

“That is why we continuously invest in research and innovation to create solutions and ingredients that will help further reduce our own and our customers’ environmental footprints. We are proud to be part of a global movement to create a more sustainable world and will continue to develop innovative solutions to make a difference.”

Puratos-owned chocolate brand Belcolade this month unveiled what it described as a ‘first of its kind’ plant-based white couverture. Belcolade said the new product offers an ’outstanding taste profile and rich, creamy texture and a clean, white chocolate colour. The business added that it is free of coconut, nuts, soy and gluten, which are allergens typically found in other plant-based white options.