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Sysco introduces new sustainable packaging for fish



As part of its sustainability drive, Sysco Speciality Group has introduced new Promens trays and thermoformed packaging to improve the transportation of fish and seafood.

The Promens trays replace traditional wax boxes and reduce the plastic in the packaging to just two types - LDPE and HD – both of which are easily recyclable. The structural integrity of the Promens trays ensures no leakage and helps maintain the freshness and quality of the fish whilst making it “shelf ready” for storage.


The thermoformed packaging solution allows prepared fish to be sealed in an airtight mono-material packaging. It also promotes more efficient portion control and reduced wastage by allowing the fish to be allocated to perforated sections – typically two to three portions per sheet. This all contributes to enhanced shelf life.


James Armitage, Sysco Speciality Group marketing director, comments: "As well as enhancing the group’s sustainability credentials the new packaging helps us to consolidate the delivery of fresh products from different categories into one delivery for our group and corporate customers. This is a far more convenient and cost-effective solution for our customers, and it also reduces the number of deliveries required, which has a positive environmental impact.


"Consolidation has become a key element of Sysco Speciality Group’s proposition and the Promens trays and thermoformed packaging further enhance our capabilities in this regard."