Foodservice supplier Tulip has confirmed its signature on the WRAP Courtauld 3 agreement and commitment to a move away from all PVC packaging by spring 2015.
The Courtauld Commitment 3 is a voluntary agreement aimed at improving resource efficiency and reducing waste. It supports the UK government's policy goal of a ‘zero waste economy' as well as meeting climate change objectives to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
WRAP works in partnership with the country's leading manufacturers and suppliers to support their efforts to deliver a more sustainable use of resources throughout every element of the product lifecycle.
Andrew Wright, Tulip's corporate responsibility manager, explained: "As a business we want to be leading from the front in this increasingly important area by working in partnership to address waste at all points along the supply chain. Partnering with WRAP gives us a great opportunity to help play a role in setting the standards for the UK's food manufacturing sector.
"I am delighted that as part of our commitment to Courtauld 3 we are announcing our intention to complete a move away from the use of PVC in all of our packaging by spring 2015 and replace its use with PET materials.
"The benefits gained by switching to the use of this material will have a long term positive effect on our environmental impact and further demonstrates our undertaking to doing everything we can to work towards achieving a sustainable future."
Dr Richard Swannell, director of sustainable food systems at WRAP, added: "We're delighted that Tulip has signed up to the Courtauld Commitment, Phase 3. This reiterates its commitment to embed resource efficiency in the manufacturing and supply of their goods while helping the end-user to reduce food waste.