Accrol Group PLC (LON:ACRL) has announced today it has become the first UK tissue converter to offer customers a plastic-free solution on all its products, which include toilet roll, kitchen roll and facial tissues.
The Group has worked closely with its supply partners over the last six months to develop a new, commercially viable and environmentally beneficial paper wrap packaging solution for all its products. Accrol is now offering this plastic-free packaging to its customers, which include the major discounters and grocery retailers, enabling them to help consumers reduce single-use plastic consumption.
Plastic packaging has become the industry standard on tissue products over the last 30 years. Accrol’s move to offer the first plastic-free tissue packaging solution has been driven by high profile campaigns, like Sky Ocean Rescue, Ocean Recovery Alliance and Clean Seas, on the environmental impact of plastic waste.
Gareth Jenkins, CEO of Accrol, said: “Following numerous campaigns highlighting the damage caused by plastic waste, we were determined to offer our customers and, ultimately, shoppers a viable paper wrap alternative. This packaging is now available to all our customers. We are determined to lead the tissue industry in the UK and will achieve this by listening closely to our customers and reacting rapidly to their changing needs. I hope that our commitment to offering plastic-free tissue products and reducing the impact of the industry on the environment will encourage others in our sector to follow suit.”
Dan Wright, Chairman of Accrol, added: “I am delighted that the team has been able to develop a viable and sustainable alternative for our industry. This marks a step change for the business, retailers and consumers.”