The freezer-safe, microwave-safe, and oven-safe natural plant fibre-based trays are an alternative to plastic trays for packaged meals


Made from natural plant fibres, GreenStream Pulp Trays provide an alternative to plastic trays for packaged meals (Photo: Business Wire/Preferred Packaging)

Niche packaging solutions provider Preferred Packaging has added new moulded pulp trays, made from natural plant fibres, to its GreenStream sustainable packaging portfolio.

Preferred Packaging, a division of C-P Flexible Packaging, said that the GreenStream plant fibre trays are freezer, microwave, and oven safe and are made for packaged meals.

The natural plant fibre-based trays are said to serve as an alternative to plastic trays for packaged meals.

The plastic-free trays are both composting and recyclable in places with collection systems.

The company will launch the new trays at the School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference from 10 to 12 July 2022 in Orlando, Florida.

GreenStream pulp trays are made without producing wastewater from plant fibres such as bamboo and sugar cane husks and are intended to maintain strength and deliver a better customer experience.

Preferred Packaging said that the engineered surface is sealable with its Affirm lidding films and includes enhanced oil and water resistance. There are several PFAS-free fibre formulations also available.

C-P Flexible Packaging chief executive officer Mike Hoffman said: “The addition of GreenStream plant fibre trays to our sustainable packaging portfolio strengthens our capabilities to provide innovative, environmentally responsible solutions to the prepared meals market.

“At the School Nutrition Association Annual Conference, we’re excited to display several new innovations that allow schools to do more with less impact on the environment, delivering high-quality meals, snacks, and desserts in safe and efficient formats to the students who rely on them.”

Along with providing seals for GreenStream pulp trays and conventional plastic trays, the company also supplies Affirm lidding films, OmniSeal tray sealing equipment, and other products.

In October last year, C-P Flexible Packaging acquired Preferred Packaging for an undisclosed sum.