Arnott's switches to recyclable displays
Food and snack manufacturer Arnott’s Group has announced that all of its new point-of-sale displays will be 100% recyclable. In a bid to reduce its plastic usage and bring it closer to the 2025 national packaging targets, the displays will be using water-soluble varnish instead of laminates and cardboard clips instead of plastic ones.
The resulting displays, rolled out in November, are completely recyclable and will be used across grocery and convenience channels. The new displays were developed in collaboration with display manufacturer Lithocraft.
The change to recyclable displays will see the brand reduce its plastic use by over 25 tonnes a year and make it possible to recycle over a million extra pieces of cardboard that otherwise would probably have ended up in landfill.
“We’ve identified an opportunity where a small change, that does not impact the consumer experience, could have a profound impact on the environment,” said Arnott’s Group Chief Customer Officer Michelle Foley.
“As a large Australian manufacturer, we appreciate the role that we play in Australia’s food system and the responsibility that we have for the planet. We’re continuing to seek out new and innovative ways to reduce our environmental footprint at the same time as we drive growth across our business.”
The company’s commitment to the recyclable packaging has also seen its adoption of the Australasian Recycling Label across its range; currently over 50% of its products are emblazoned with the label and the remaining range will feature it by 2023.
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