MOY PARK has announced a “significant milestone” in its sustainable packaging strategy, a 10% reduction overall packaging in the past 12 months.

The firm has a target to reduce packaging by 5% each year while also increasing the percentage of recyclable packaging by 5%.

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It is focused on removing unnecessary plastic components, reducing plastic that remains, developing recyclable options and adopting plastics that are inclusive of recycled content.

Matt Harris, head of packaging at Moy Park said: “As a business, sustainable packaging plays an important role on our pathway to reach net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2040 and we deliberately set ambitious targets to deliver real results that can be felt by our customers and consumers.

“Our ambition is to make even more progress and we’re working closely across departments, and with external expertise, to extend our current packaging strategy.

“This will reflect best practice guidance on packaging design, future legislation, and consumer and shopper insights.

“We already have exciting partner collaborations in the pipeline that will further reduce our reliance on plastic and support consumer and customer goals to recycle more.”