KCC Packaging recognised

Eastleigh innovator developing alternatives to plastic

One of the winners in the inaugural awards scheme for Eastleigh Health & Sustainability achievers has had its work recognised by the government.

Eastleigh town centre-based KCC packaging - whose products are made from low carbon, recyclable materials, or biodegradable plant sources - were singled out by the HM Government for London & the South East, during Green GB Week, for their work in creating sustainable food packaging. @HMGLondonSE  tweeted: “Eastleigh based  @KCCPackagingLtd has invested more than £1 million over the past 11 years developing an alternative to plastic ready meal trays.”

The Council-run awards, sponsored by Taylor Wimpey, were established to recognise companies who do most to promote an environmentally-friendly and health-oriented approach to doing business. They were launched at this year’s Eastleigh Business Conference in June.

Earlier this year, KCC received funding from the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership to help launch a new production line, creating compostable and recyclable food trays as a greener alternative to traditional plastic trays.