With almost perfect timing, in view of the staging recently of the widely publicised Earth Summit in Johannesburg, the minimal use of raw materials and natural resources achieved in production of its rigid clamshell-style EPS hot food boxes has been revealed by LINPAC Plastics Ltd (Tel: 01977 671111).

A single sheet of high quality A4 phtotocopy paper weighs 50 per cent more than the Yorkshire based packaging manufacturer’s widely-used “Hotpac®” EPS (expanded polystyrene foam) container for burgers and other fast food products.

While the weight of a sheet of this type of paper is 6.3 gms, LINPAC Plastics’s EPS clamshell containers weigh in at only 4.2 gms – making them, quite probably, the Lightweight Champion of the World.

For many years, LINPAC Plastics has taken its environmental responsibilities very seriously indeed. And minimum use of natural resources and raw materials, such as oil-based polymers, is a major factor.

So, too, is the relatively small amount of energy used in production of the company’s EPS hot food boxes, when compared with that used for other packaging materials.

For press enquiries please contact:

Emma Hulse/ Roger Howat, BGA Public Relations Ltd,

Attwood House, Mansfield Park, Four Marks, Alton, Hampshire GU34 5PZ

Telephone: 01420 568910 Fax: 01420 568919 e-mail: [email protected]

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