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Kraft Heinz will Introduce Paper-Based Ketchup Bottle

Published on: 12 May 2022 12:48 PM

Kraft Heinz associates with Pulpex on a paper-based, renewable, and recyclable bottle made entirely of sustainably sourced wood pulp. Heinz is the first sauce company to put Pulpex's sustainable paper bottle packaging to the test for its condiments.

By 2025, the company hopes to have made all packaging globally recyclable, reusable, or biodegradable. It's also a breakthrough that will enable Kraft Heinz to attain net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Heinz and Pulpex are working on a prototype to see how the technology could be utilised in the future for Heinz Tomato Ketchup bottles and other packaging types.

Pulpex bottles have a lower carbon footprint than glass and plastic. They should also be widely and easily recyclable in paper waste streams once they've been used.

The next step in the process will be prototype testing to determine performance before consumer testing and launching the bottle.

The pulp-based bottle would join the recyclable Heinz glass and plastic bottles, as well as plastic squeeze bottles with 30 per cent recycled material (available only in the EU) and 100 per cent recyclable caps, as the newest choice accessible to Heinz Tomato Ketchup customers.

Source: Environment + Energy Leader

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