SQF adopts white plastics packaging

Sleaford Quality Foods (SQF), a supplier of ingredients to the manufacturing and foodservice sector, is converting all of its plastics packaging from black to white.

As part of its commitment to sustainability, SQF unveiled a pledge in February that will ensure that all of its packaging is recyclable or compostable by 2022. “It’s pleasing to announce that we are in the process of removing all black plastics from our packaging range. White plastics is more environmentally friendly than black and can be more easily sorted for recycling by large machinery,” said Richard Oke, marketing manager at SQF.

“This reaffirms our commitment to sustainable working practices in response to increasing consumer and client demand for greener packaging products. We’re committed to ensuring that SQF is at the cutting edge of sustainable packaging technology,” Oke explained.

The first SQF products to transition to the new, more sustainable packaging are the Chef William black tubs used for products such as gravy, soups, bouillons and salt. The roll-out of white tubs will start in this month, with customers scheduled to see them in early June.