Chop'd recycled plastic container

Chop'd will introduce 100 per cent recycled PET containers from January

Salad bar chain Chop’d has announced it will switch to 100 per cent recycled plastic containers from January.

Managing director of the food-to-go chain Eddie Holmes said that as the first major London brand to commit to such packaging, he hopes to 'share the message' and educate consumers.

He said: “We need to be truly responsible and by using 100 per cent recycled PET the consumer can choose to recycle the plastic in the correct streams, ensuring that the packaging is recycled again and again.

“With our ‘create your own salads’, we provide the vegetables for free if you don’t take a bag. We started this from day one of trading, 14 years ago, and estimate that 50 per cent of customers didn’t take a bag last year, which saved 500,000 bags, thereby really making a difference from an environmental perspective.”

Since it began trading, Chop’d has been using the Twisty Bowl, supplied by Tri-Star Packaging and manufactured by Faerch.

Made using renewable energy, it will be the first product to be launchedby Faerch in 100 per cent recycled PET.

Chop’d has stores in 12 locations around London, as well as one in Manchester, one in Leeds and one in Liverpool.