As outlets look to limit the use of single-use plastic, we look at the latest packaging developments to help fish and chip shop owners operate more responsibly
Enjoy fish and chips in all new packaging
Zan Fish Wholesale has launched a new ENJOY range of packaging, available for fish and chip shops to purchase from the business’s service in the East Midlands.
Encompassing takeaway food boxes, plastic bags and greaseproof paper, the clean and simple design offers fish and chip shops professional and attractive packaging without incurring high marketing costs.
The recyclable takeaway boxes, available to purchase in 6 inch,10 inch or 12 inch sizes, feature quirky quotes exploring the history and popularity of fish and chips.
Managing director Nickos Zannetou, said: “We set out to create a range of boxes that portrayed a modern and clean look for all fish and chip shops to use, without impacting on their profits.”
Call now for a free sample.
Zan Fish Wholesale 01332 989052 www.zanfish.co.uk/wholesale
R+R Packaging offers a comprehensive range of plastic free packaging available in stock designs or branded with a shop’s logo.
Its takeaway bag, for example, makes a great alternative to a plastic bag as it is recyclable, has a strong wide base with flat taped handles and can be printed with vegetable-based ink. A fully compostable double wall hot cup meanwhile is a better choice than a standard paper coffee cup as it can be discarded with food waste and will break down without harming the environment.
Corrugated fish and chip boxes with no wax lining and compostable pots with lids for curry sauce, gravy or mushy peas are also available.
R+R Packaging 01670 546666 www.rrpackaging.co.uk
A perfect platform for serving everything from fish and chips to burger and fries are Acacia wooden crates from Alliance Catering. Simply line with presentation papers or wax liners, and load up with ramekins, pots and hammered cups for an innovative casual serve. Available six per pack, the crates measure 8.75" x 6.25”.
Alliance Online 0844 499 4300 www.allianceonline.co.uk
With a lead time of just 14 days, Cup Print offers branded cups for serving ice cream, frozen yogurt and slushies. Made from 16.5pt heavy grade paper stock, they are available in a range of sizes from 5oz through to 8oz and 12oz to 16oz. Try its new online cup design facility and a summer promotion offering five for the price of three.
Cup Print 808 155 6489 www.cupprint.co.uk
Parsley in Time has added to its range of sustainably sourced and recyclable coloured paper straws by introducing a Monochrome range. Available in stylish black and white colourways, they can be purchased in both 200mm (8”) and 114mm (4.5”) lengths with a bore of 6mm. Packs costs £5.73 for the 200mm (8”) versions and £2.94 for the 114mm (4.5”) ones. Both are supplied in packs of 250 straws.
Parsley in Time 020 8317 5080 www.parsleyintime.co.uk
Meet Vegware's newest creation, the 32oz PLA-lined paper food bowl and lid.
Joining its Bon Appetit range, this food bowl combo proves an excellent eco option for serving up a range of hot and cold foods from salads to loaded chips. Another Vegware innovation, both bowl and lid are made from plants, not plastic.
Vegware 0330 223 0400 www.vegware.com
Form a queue
For shops looking to move away from polystyrene but want an alternative to bio trays, Hook & Fish formed trays provide a cost-effective and professional solution.
Recyclable and biodegradable, they are very good for portion control and, an important feature, is that they stack easily, so serving staff can grab a tray when the shop is busy. Available in 2 sizes, they are supported by Hook & Fish grease proof paper as well as posters and digital menu board content that tells consumers of their eco-credentials.
Henry Colbeck 0191 482 4242 www.colbeck.co.uk
V A Whitley & Co 01706 364 211 www.vawhitley.co.uk
Friars Pride 01733 316 400 www.friarspride.com
Box it up
T.Quality has added compostable bio boxes to its Blue Fish range of packaging.
Made from renewal plant material, the boxes are available in three sizes - small (190x150x70mm), medium (250x155x60mm) and large (324x155x60mm) - and can be used in microwaves and chillers, with up to 100C water resistance and 150C oil resistance. Embossed with the Blue Fish logo, the boxes are 100% biodegradable and packed 250 to a case.
T Quality 08452 505605 www.tquality.co.uk
Take it away
For shops looking for a reusable alternative to plastic bags, Textile Care offers branded thermal bags, which help keep fish and chips warm while travelling as well as promoting your business. The bags can be made to any bespoke size and colour and can include a shop’s logo, web address and social media information. The design of the bag can also be tailored to include a pocket for a receipt. Bags come in packs of 50 with a minimum order of 1,000.
Textile Care 0800 074 2325 www.textile-care.co.uk