The new lids are expected to help the Swedish take-away salad bar company to reduce its annual plastic waste by about 120 tonnes
Finnish pulp and paper products manufacturer Stora Enso has partnered with Swedish take-away salad bar company Picadeli to launch renewable formed fibre lids to replace single-use plastics in take-away packaging.
Stora Enso has produced the lids using its PureFiber, which is said to be plastic-free, recyclable, and biodegradable.
The new lids are expected to help the Swedish take-away salad bar company to reduce its annual plastic waste by about 120 tonnes.
The Finnish firm said that the lids tightly seal the food from inside and provide a better consumer experience. The lid’s carbon footprint is up to 75% lower in comparison with materials such as plastic or bagasse.
Stora Enso formed fibre SVP Sohrab Kazemahvazi said: “Our strategic aim is to grow with sustainable, scalable, and innovative packaging solutions. We do this by supporting strong forerunner brands such as Picadeli in meeting the growing consumer demand for plastic-free and circular solutions.
“A salad bowl lid is a good example of an everyday single-use plastic item that can make an important difference on climate footprint when replaced by a sustainable alternative.”
The lids will be available from March 2022 at all Picadeli salad bars.
Picadeli group CEO David von Laskowski said: “Food and sustainability have been much discussed in recent years but knowing how to make choices that are both healthy and come with a low carbon footprint is not always easy.
“We work continuously to make tasty, sustainable, and healthy fast food more accessible. Launching the formed fibre lid will further reduce our carbon footprint, supporting our business strategy for sustainability.”
Earlier this month, Stora Enso announced its plans to invest €8m to increase the manufacturing capacity of formed fibre in Europe.