The third episode of our second season is now LIVE!

Our Head of Sales, Gareth Wilcock was joined by Andy Nudds-Hunter, Sharpak Aylesham’s UK Retail Director to discuss how the Prevented Ocean Plastic™ (POP) initiative has provided a fantastic, recycled solution for our prepared fruit punnets.

Providing fascinating insight, Gareth and Andy discussed the immense impact that POP has on communities in countries without a formal recycling infrastructure and how keeping shorelines clear of plastic waste helped to provide a regular source of income for so many families during the pandemic.

In 2020 alone, the GUILLIN Group, of which Sharpak is a member, recycled the equivalent of 840,000,000 water bottles through the POP initiative, which is the largest recycling effort of ocean bound plastic from any organisation globally.

Sharpak and Prevented Ocean Plastic™

Sharpak Aylesham, focus on the design and production of food packaging solutions and aim to reduce their impact on the planet by sourcing POP as part of their commitment to sustainability.

The POP program is an initiative that helps tens of thousands of people around the world by focussing on providing recycling systems for coastal communities that don’t have a recognised recycling framework.

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The Jupiter Group is an award-winning fresh produce grower with a simple vision – to be the most transparent company in fresh produce. With a year-round supply and innovative new variety development, Jupiter is hailed as one of the world’s leading fresh produce companies. Beyond their speciality in growing grape and citrus, Jupiter’s expertise also covers avocado, pineapple and kiwi in all formats and sizes across retail, wholesale, and food service businesses globally. Jupiter Group are different because they have digitised their supply chain and control a true seed to shelf process. The result? A consistent, transparent, trusted and traceable supply. On Jupiter’s own farms and those of their growing partners, the way they do business has British standards, global cultural heritage and unrivalled entrepreneurial spirit. Jupiter’s BRCGS AA rated prepared fruit facilities in the UK provide a range of pots, punnets and trays alongside co-branded products such as their Babybel® Light Cheese, Apple & Grapes snack pack. They have ranked consecutively for three years in the prestigious The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 for International Growth, most recently at number 17.
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