Wednesday, 21st February, 2018

Wenlock Spring joins the Foodservice Packaging Association

Wenlock Spring, the award winning premium British Spring Water, have recently become a member of the Food Packaging Association (FPA). The water brand joins other UK food and drink companies dedicated to the safety, production environment, distribution and disposal of food and drink packaging.

Sustainability is an integral part of the Wenlock Spring ethos. As a business, they have a programme of continual improvement, which includes a major investment into using recycled plastic (rPET) to make their plastic bottle range. From April 2018, they will include 50% recycled PET in their new bottles.

Wenlock Spring are a pioneer amongst their peers, making the switch to include recycled PET now rather than setting objectives for the future. The bottles, made from 50% recycled PET, are also fully recyclable.

A Sustainable Future

The FPA brings together manufacturers and distributors of packaging used to serve and prepare food and beverages on the go with the UK’s hospitality industry. It represents the industry’s voice and campaigns on behalf of its members on issues that impact their business. Working throughout the supply chain, the FPA works to raise standards regarding packaging safety, the environment - and in-use performance.

This helps to maintain a buoyant UK foodservice sector where foodservice operators and caterers are free to choose the packaging they want - and can operate within an infrastructure that allows them to continue to flourish.

Matthew Orme, Director of Wenlock Spring, commented: “We are delighted to become a part of the FPA. It is integral to Wenlock Spring’s ethos to embrace environmental and sustainable policies.

“We are hoping that with the FPA’s lobbying support we will welcome a circular economy where plastic bottles are being reused, remade and recycled again. Zero plastic to landfill should become an objective for everyone. We simply cannot continue to let something that we use for minutes pollute the environment for hundreds of years, especially when it is endlessly recyclable.”