There’s no denying that the takeaway industry is bigger than ever. In fact, fast food generates revenue of over $570 billion globally. This of course creates great opportunities for businesses, but with this also comes great responsibility.
Each year, 78 million metric tons of plastic packaging is produced worldwide – 60% of which is food packaging. Typically, only 14% of this is recycled, so the impact to the environment is massive.
Most businesses want to do their bit to help with this concerning issue, but with so much competition and ever-increasing costs, they have to consider the financial implications of using more sustainable options. So the question is:
Can you afford to be Eco Friendly?
In the past, the answer to this may more often than not have been no. But that doesn’t need to be the case anymore. Now it is possible to use takeaway containers that reduce your environmental footprint and perform better, but don’t dramatically impact your bottom-line.
At iKONpack, our range of Eco-Friendly products include the following benefits:
- Strong shapes, so you can be confident that your food will be protected and easily transportable
- Temperature durability, so your food can maintain its quality until it’s consumed
- Higher efficiencies, so you can reduce labour costs with products that require hand wrapping
- Excellent presentation, so you can maintain a high standard with your brand
- Better shelf performance, so you can reduce food wastage costs when putting products on display
Ultimately what all this means for you is:
- Better quality products for longer
- Happier customers
- Lowered costs
- Reduced environmental footprint
How you can get high quality products at such a good price
iKONpack is an association of market leaders in the supply of ingredients and materials across multiple food industry sectors. All of the partners involved have collaborated so we can offer great benefits to our customers – namely cost effective products and superior technology and expertise.
Our mission is to offer customers improved service with a larger range of quality products to choose from at a more competitive price.
Sugar cane alternatives
As a result of our combined expertise and technological capabilities, we are proud to be able to offer our ECO-CANE range, which is made from sugar cane pulp. It’s the perfect plant-based alternative to foam or even cardboard, and boasts all the benefits mentioned above, including strong shapes, temperature durability and reduced environmental footprint.
ECO-CANE is perfect for you, if you’re in the foodservice industry. It’s available in a large range of shapes and sizes, including:
- Compartment containers
- Clamshell containers
Say goodbye to soaker pads
Our Liquid Lock tray range eliminates the need for soaker pads, due to its revolutionary honeycomb design that locks excess liquids in place.
In Australia, more than 750 million used soaker pads from meat packaging trays end up in landfill each year. So our Liquid Lock technology is a massive leap forward when it comes to reducing our environmental footprint.
The benefits of Liquid Lock to you and your business are also massive:
- 100% recyclable
- Made from a high clarity food grade rPET
- Great for both machine and hand wrapping
- Better shelf performance
- Excellent presentation
Whatever your packaging needs, we are dedicated to finding you the best options at the best prices. So please get in touch with one of our packaging experts today.