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New Sustainable Future factsheets address most common questions on single-use packaging and sustainability

Monday February 25, 2019

Five new factsheets designed to answer the most commonly asked questions on single-use packaging and sustainability have been launched by Bunzl Catering Supplies this month.

As part of its Sustainable Future programme, which brings together a range of resources and events that help customers better understand the moving landscape of sustainability in the catering and hospitality industry, these factsheets provide a set of clear and simple responses to important questions where mis-information or confusion currently exist.

The five questions addressed on these factsheets include: What makes a disposable packaging product recyclable? What is compostable packaging and is it a sustainable choice? What is biodegradable packaging and is it a sustainable choice? What is the most sustainable choice – compostable or recyclable packaging? And finally, are all paper cups recyclable?

Bunzl Catering Supplies is committed to taking factual information on sustainability to its customers, working with the catering and hospitality industry to ensure that fact informs decision when it comes to making the most material responsible choices on single-use packaging.

Joanna Gilroy, Head of Sustainability, Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division, comments: “Addressing topics which are often the source of confusion, demystifying them and making them available as a series of online factsheets, our new Sustainable Future factsheets are a must read for all our customers. They form an important part of our Sustainable Future programme, which continues to share and celebrate best practice in the catering and hospitality industry.”

In 2018, the Bunzl Catering Supplies Sustainable Future programme was underpinned by its long-term objectives to deliver targets against 5 chosen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  For more information on the Sustainable Future programme, click here to view the 2018 Sustainable Future e-brochure.