QUORN has begun removing black plastic from its packaging.
Black plastic is difficult to recycle as scanners used by the recycling industry cannot identify this colour.
Quorn reckons the change will eliminate 297 tonnes of non-recyclable waste from its supply chain.
Kevin Brennan, chief executive of Quorn Foods, said: “As a founding signatory of WRAP’s UK Plastic Pact, we are very excited to announce this positive change towards increased sustainability of our products.
“Moving so quickly to remove black plastic is a significant challenge, but one that, as a sustainable company, we view as being of the utmost importance. We view this as the right thing to do, despite the six-figure cost.”