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EarthPad fruit pad approved for recycling

Sirane's paper recyclable absorbent pad for fruits has been approved for recycling by On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL). According to Sirane, this makes it the world's first approved recyclable absorbent pad.

Simon Balderson, Sirane MD, said: "Sirane has been known for years now as the expert in absorbency and innovation. This product combines the two. We're not aware of any other absorbent pad on the market anywhere in the world that has been approved for recycling, so this is a great step forward. A lot of fruit is sold in punnets/trays with an absorbent pad, which helps keep the fruit fresher for longer. Using EarthPad, the pad insert is now eco-friendly."

EarthPad is comprised of cellulose absorbent with an outer paper layer applied using barrier coatings, and they are also compostable. Pads are available in black, white, red, and brown kraft. They are available as regular absorbent fruit pads and as cushioned paper-based absorbent pads - Earthpad Soft-Hold - for protecting soft and delicate fruits.

Sirane has completed further independent testing for recyclability, in addition to OPRL approval, and the pads have received further endorsement by the UK Recycling Association.

Simon Ellin, CEO of the UK Recycling Association, said: "Having read the positive results of the repulpability and recyclability testing, according to EN 13430, I'm happy to endorse a paper recyclable pad composed of a cellulose absorbent layer with paper applied to top and bottom."

Sirane is a packaging development-to-manufacturing company with expertise in absorbency, board, and flexible packaging. They have three sites in the UK, with additional manufacturing in the Czech Republic, Mexico, and the US.

For more information:
Mark Lingard
Tel.: +44 1952 230055
Email:  [email protected] 

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