Global food packaging manufacturer Sabert has launched a new range of recyclable paper cutlery, made from FSC® certified paper.
The new patented recyclable paper cutlery range is made from paper produced from sustainable forestry and has full FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) chain of custody accreditations. Made from virgin cellulose, the cutlery is fully recyclable in the paper waste stream. The range includes a 17cm knife, fork and spoon, plus a 13cm spoon.
Sabert Europe marketing and innovation manager, Gisèle Nonnweiler, said: “The challenge was to develop sustainable cutlery made from paper, which is strong, robust, and performs well with stiffness and cut quality when used with hot or cold foods. It is a challenge to find an alternative that combines: rigidity; good cut quality; a pleasant mouth sensation; and does not adversely affect the taste of food.
“We invested heavily in R&D in order to develop this new paper cutlery range. The resulting innovation – which is owned and patented by Sabert – is so effective that our new paper cutlery’s performance is very close to plastic cutlery.”
Sabert has implemented a number of measures which demonstrate its deep commitment to protecting the environment. Recycling of 100% of production waste, the use of green energy and investments in production tools that use less energy, optimisation of stacking to increase storage and transport space.