Food and drink packaging specialist Huhtamaki UK gained two awards together with Manufacturer of the Year on the Foodservice Packaging Association awards which came about in Brighton.

Working in collaboration with Ace UK, Huhtamaki used to be additionally a joint winner of the Product Innovation Award for two items of packaging, designed for Levy UK for provide to eating places on the O2 Arena.

Keith Crossley, Huhtamaki UK basic supervisor used to be delighted with the award wins.

“Huhtamaki used to be voted winner of Manufacturer of the Year Award via our consumers and vendors. To obtain this degree of popularity from inside of our trade is exceptional and displays the determination and dedication of our groups running throughout the United Kingdom.

“This is additional enhanced via successful the Product Innovation Award with Ace UK the place we had been briefed to offer a variety of trendy and useful packaging for ‘in situ’ and ‘to go’ meals choices for Levy UK on the O2.

“Working collaboratively, we delivered a range with a stylish design, high quality print and unrivalled functionality to provide the O2 customer with a memorable dining experience in their seat, in precise keeping with the venue, the menu and the occasion.”

Huhtamaki used to be additionally awarded runner up within the Sustainability Award for a lately introduced recycling scheme with Gosport Council.

Keith commented on contemporary recycling schemes: “Over the last 12 months, there have been a record number of paper cup recycling initiatives set in motion, from the Square Mile Challenge in London, the ACE UK agreement, a project at Reading and Leeds festivals and most recently an initiative with Gosport Borough Council and Huhtamaki to pilot a collection and recycling service for used coffee cups for residents and businesses of Gosport. There is undoubtedly still a significant amount of work that we at Huhtamaki and the entire supply chain can do to further improve recycling rates for our products, however, it is pleasing to see that more and more recycling projects are being developed and implemented.”