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Cascades launches a 100% recycled and recyclable thermoformed cardboard food tray

The tray is composed of 100% recycled fibres, mostly sourced from post-consumer sources

September 29, 2020  by CM Staff

100% recycled and recyclable thermoformed cardboard food tray. PHOTO: Cascades Inc.

KINGSEY FALLS, Que. — Cascades, a manufacturer of eco-friendly recycling, packaging and hygiene solutions, is launching a 100% recycled and recyclable thermoformed cardboard tray designed for fresh food packers using automated equipment in North America.

The tray is composed of 100% recycled fibres, mostly sourced from post-consumer sources certified “Recycled” under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standard. In addition, it is designed with a patented water-based coating that protects it from moisture without compromising the recyclability of the cardboard. Unlike traditional containers coated with a thin layer of plastic or other non-recyclable coatings, this food tray is easily recyclable and can be placed in the recycling bin. Its SurfSHIELD water-based coating also helps preserve the integrity and freshness of food, reducing food waste.

“We have always believed that eco-responsibility and performance can go hand in hand. This innovative product accomplishes both: it is a high-performance solution for food packaging, which at the same time helps conserve resources,” said Luc Langevin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cascades Specialty Products Group, in a prepared statement. “Our goal is to pursue, along with our customers, a large-scale transformation of food packaging for the benefit of the environment.”

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