Smurfit Kappa develops sustainable packaging for fast food

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Paper and packaging group Smurfit Kappa has developed a new packaging solution for fast food, which it describes as “fully sustainable”.

The company created the packaging for Lithuanian fast food restaurant Fresh Post, following a collaboration with independent packaging consultant Juozas Baranauskas.

Smurfit Kappa said the new packaging is part of the company’s product portfolio that offers sustainable alternatives to existing single-use plastic solutions.

The new Fresh Post food box is made from Smurfit Kappa’s Twin Kraft Solid Board, which is a paper-based mono-material specifically designed for food packaging.

By incorporating the company’s MB12 technology, he said the recyclable material can adsorb mineral oils, ensuring food safety while simultaneously protecting odor and taste.

The company said the packaging is created in an energy-efficient way with a “significant” reduction in electricity and water compared to the previous solution.

The full life cycle of packaging, including material origins, supply chain and how it is collected at end of life and recycled to make new packaging, is featured on the Fresh Post website – designed to give consumers full transparency.

“Today, we have everything we wanted: supplier and manufacturer accountability and full packaging traceability down to the smallest detail,” said Inga Tribuišienė, Founder and CEO of Fresh Post.

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