Panda's innovation solves black plastic issue

Here at Panda, we’re passionate about sustainability and a circular economy solution. We're delighted to work with Quinn Packaging in their development of a black food tray which is made from 100% recycled PET and is fully detectable by our optical sorting machines. Throughout 2018 and 2019, the Quinn Packaging team visited our recycling plant in Ballymount to test different plastic mix recipes in order to determine if the tray could be seen and recovered by our optical separators.



Panda are delighted with this excellent product and are proud to work with an Irish packaging producer to develop a sustainable plastic product. This is a solution to the problem of recovering black plastic from the recycling stream and because the tray is made from recycled PET it feeds the circular economy.