Sleaford Quality Foods announces sustainability pledge

By James Ridler contact

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Sleaford Quality Foods has pledged to make all of its packaging recyclable or compostable by 2022
Sleaford Quality Foods has pledged to make all of its packaging recyclable or compostable by 2022
Ingredients supplier Sleaford Quality Foods (SQF), Ambient Manufacturing Company of the Year at last year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, has pledged to make all of its packaging recyclable or compostable by 2022.

The announcement followed a successful trial of a new range of recyclable packaging by the Lincolnshire-based company last summer, introducing a new 2-ply paper bag with a polythene coating for two of its products.

Commercial director Sonja Bentley said: “SQF is making the move in response to increasing consumer and client demand for more sustainable packaging products. We will continue to push the boundaries to ensure SQF is at the cutting edge of sustainable packaging technology.”

SQF’s sustainability pledge is the latest development in what has been a busy year for the supplier.

Wave of appointments

Last year saw the company hire a wave of new senior management staff, including Anthony Ware as export manager and Clare Bullivant as category buyer.

In March, SQF relocated to a new eight-acre site to meet growing demand for its dried fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices – a decision that was a long time in the making, according to managing director James Arnold.

Speaking at the time, Arnold said: “We viewed the site and decided that it was a perfect location and would meet the requirements of the business. The new site provides us with the ability to continue this expansion.”

Meanwhile, a broader approach to waste packaging and recycling​ has been urged by a leader in the UK dairy industry.

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