Kraft Heinz introduces first fully recyclable ketchup cap

Kraft Heinz introduces first fully recyclable ketchup cap

Sustainability

Kraft Heinz, in partnership with Berry Global, has launched its first fully recyclable ketchup cap, replacing the previous non-recyclable silicone valve.

The mono-material cap, made of PP, is the result of an eight-year collaboration, with Berry Global involved in design, production, and tool development.

The cap maintains functionality and sustainability, earning Kraft Heinz the Rigid Pack of the Year at the 2023 UK Packaging Awards.

Kraft Heinz introduces first fully recyclable ketchup cap credit Berry Global
© Berry Global

The caps are now available on Heinz Tomato Ketchup bottles in the UK, with plans for expansion across the Heinz sauces range in the U.K. and Europe, potentially saving 300 million plastic lids from global landfills annually.

Matthias Hammersen, Sales Director – Food Market at Berry Global, commented: Heinz set us the kind of challenge that suits us and our development departments best: to reconstruct the design of the cap to make it fully recyclable, without affecting the performance that millions of consumers know and love. We’re delighted that the finished result exceeds our initial expectations and actually improves the consumer experience.

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