EcoCore®

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December 2020
Headquarters Llantrisant, Pontyclun CF72 8LF, UK
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EcoCore® - A plastic manufacturing technology that creates more sustainable and cost-effective single and multi-use packaging for food and other uses

EcoCore® plastic moulding technology creates more sustainable packaging with skin-foam-skin walls in an instant. It is used for reusable, as well as recyclable single-use packaging, that is low-cost, lightweight, insulated, strong and very durable. For example, reusable EcoCore to-go cups cost the same as popular paper single-use alternatives but cut greenhouse gases (GHG) by 20 - 30% after just 2 uses and halve the risk of land and sea waste pollution.

Packaging is used everywhere from to-go food service to FMCG and industry. But, it is having a significant damaging impact on our environment — producing unnecessary greenhouse gases (GHGs) that are causing global warming as well as polluting water and land with waste. Indeed packaging alone contributes 5% of carbon emissions for food production. EcoCore technology will help to solve these pressing environmental problems by making it simple and cost-effective for packaging manufacturers and brands to use more sustainable packaging that is reusable, recyclable and lightweight. The new technology is easy to use and works with existing injection moulding machines as well as tried and trusted polypropylene plastic. EcoCore® can already be found in applications that are in use, or under trial, by well-known organisations across many different sectors — from Waitrose to The NHS and Hay Festival. The technology is patent protected and available for use under licence.

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Key features

  • 5.5x stronger than solid walls containers
  • 1.2x more thermal protection than solid plastic mouldings containers
  • Reduces the amount of plastic used to make single-use containers by up to 30%
  • 100% recyclable and can use up to 60% recycled plastic

Profitability

  • Typically achieves the same unit cost for sustainable packaging alternatives
  • The lowest cost insulated reusable cup on the market today

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