In Australia and New Zealand, the growing consumer awareness surrounding sustainability has led to a market trend of purchasing products that reduce individual waste. But recent health concerns, increasingly busy lifestyles and the need for maximising convenience have driven hospitality businesses to focus on off-premise and on-the-go meals, which are naturally served in single-use containers.

So how do businesses balance customer needs and food safety with environmental concerns?

For one, there has been a growing demand for containers that are recyclable, especially those made from polyethylene
terephthalate (PET). As well as being 100% recyclable, PET is hygienic, lightweight, shatterproof and economical – making it suitable for hospitals and corporate offices as well as hospitality businesses.

PET is also unique in that it can be upcycled back into food-grade quality recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) packaging. This life cycle reduces both landfill waste and the reliance on unrenewable materials.

Katermaster offers a range of strong, hygienic PET and rPET packaging, including shobowls, salad packs and sandwich wedges, all of which can be recycled through standard kerbside collection.