CP Foods’ egg packaging embraces 3Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle

Irene Dong

Irene Dong

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Thai food manufacturer CP Foods has introduced sustainable egg packaging using the 3R approach: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. 

The move is part of the company’s commitment to having all of its plastic packaging worldwide reusable, recyclable, upcycled, or compostable by 2030.

To reduce the carbon footprint of virgin plastic packaging and the plastic waste problem, the upcoming packaging will use 80 per cent recycled plastic. Furthermore, according to Kitti Wangwiwatsilp, CP Foods’ assistant vice-president, the company has used “Design for Recycling” guidelines to ensure the circular transition of its plastic packaging, and CP Foods’ all egg packaging is currently 100 per cent recyclable.

CP Foods' egg packaging embraces 3Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle

“Due to continuous effort, 80 per cent of the plastic packaging used for our egg products is made of recycled plastic,” said Wangwiwatsilp. 

“We only use 20 per cent of virgin plastic material for food safety reasons. Our recycled materials have been tested and verified by a laboratory of a trustable third-party. This ensures that the plastic material used in the production of egg packaging is safe and does not affect the quality of the food.” 

CP Foods reduced its use of virgin plastic for egg trays by 373 tonnes last year, allowing the company to reduce CO2 emissions by 583 tonnes annually. The company says it will continue to research and collaborate with partners to develop environmentally friendly innovative packaging.

Irene Dong

Irene Dong

Irene Dong is a graduate of Ho Chi Minh City University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology with a major in international relations, specialising in public relations, communications, and media. An aspiring writer she has a passion for fashion, sustainability, and languages.

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