Dengie’s New Recycled and Recyclable Packaging
Dengie have a strong ethos in producing sustainable feeds and we have recently been looking into ways to develop our packaging to ensure it is as environmentally-friendly as possible. Building on trials with carbon-neutral packaging for our Hi-Fi Original product, we are proud to announce that we have now introduced recycled plastic into our packaging. Dengie’s highly popular Hi-Fi Lite feed will be the first in our range to appear in the new recycled packaging which contains as much recycled plastic as it is currently possible to use. It is all the more impressive as the Hi-Fi Lite packaging can still be recycled (LDPE 4) where facilities exist.
By including recycled plastic in their packaging, Dengie are providing an outlet for used plastic. This is important in helping to manage plastic waste; an issue that has attracted huge interest over the last few years. Katie Williams, Dengie’s Technical Manger highlighted the importance of packaging for horse feed, “The plastic packaging is vital for ensuring Dengie’s feeds remain fresh and protected from the elements as well as reducing the risk of contamination – a particularly important consideration for those feeding competition or racehorses. To achieve this for paper packaging it is often coated with wax or lacquer which prevents the packaging from being recycled after use”.
Whilst many Dengie bags are re-used for rubbish or selling manure, it is comforting to know that when they do reach the end of their lifecycle they can be recycled and could ultimately end up in another Dengie bag!
Look out for the new Maximum Recycled Content logos which will appear on the back of packs during the summer 2020.
For help and advice on all aspects of feeding call the Dengie Feedline: 01621 841188 or fill out our feed advice form.