As plastic fears grow, Leeds packaging manufacturer looks to sustainable products

Ben Roberts

Leeds-based Roberts Mart and Co Ltd, the manufacturer and supplier of flexible packaging, has produced a new range of sustainable products in response to growing fears about the effect plastic has on the global environment.

Ben Roberts, sales director of Roberts Mart, said: “We are acutely aware of the importance of protecting the environment and of reducing plastic waste. For example, flexible packaging saves resources, such as food and product waste, that occurs on the way to the store and while on display.

“Equally importantly, it is crucial to understand that the problem is not plastics, which benefit both society and the environment. The problem is about how we treat plastic waste, which is a valuable and recyclable resource. Plastics themselves make a massive contribution to reducing the UK’s carbon footprint, they minimise food waste and they save energy.”

“We are now announcing a range of solutions and alternative options designed to meet the current challenges. In a nutshell, our new range of sustainable packaging is designed to minimise plastic waste to protect the environment,” he added.

The new range comprises PCR Shrink Films; Recyclable Laminates and Pouches; Compostables; and Heat Sealable Papers. Respectively, they are branded reform; envirm; green form; and Paper Form.