The plastic film used in the packaging for our Vitalite Dairy Free alternative to cheese is made up of different layers. This ensures that the product doesn’t become contaminated before use, has an acceptable best before date and stays fresher for longer. Ultimately, this all helps to reduce food waste. However, these layers do mean that the plastic we use in our film is not currently recyclable and unfortunately there are no alternatives available that would deliver the same levels of food protection, quality & safety.
Our Research & Development teams are working hard to develop a new solution and we have an ambition to make all Vitalite packaging recyclable by 2022. In the meantime, we have teamed up with TerraCycle®.
TerraCycle® is a recycling company renowned for finding ways to recycle even the most difficult materials. They have come up with a great solution to recycle our packaging (and any other flexible packaging for that matter!)