Lincoln & York’s recyclable coffee packaging receives GOLD “Packaging Innovation Award 2020”

At A. Hatzopoulos S.A. we are dedicated in achieving the sustainability goals set by our company, as well as our partners globally. Last year we launched X-CYCLE: our new range of recyclable packaging solutions, which makes reality our approach towards a truly circular economy. We are proud to have now taken this breakthrough technology one step further, by bringing to the UK market a complete all-PE recyclable coffee packaging range, in partnership with the coffee roaster Lincoln & York. Lincoln & York’s recyclable coffee packaging solutions, developed by A. Hatzopoulos S.A., have won the GOLD prize at this year’s “Packaging Innovation Awards 2020”.

The high-barrier films, developed for the new Lincoln & York packaging range, were designed to keep the sustainably-sourced roasted coffee fresh and to preserve its delicate aroma & flavor. Based on the Hatzopoulos X-CYCLE PE concept, the final films are metal-free and their formulations are suitable for recycling through the recycling stream in the UK for polyethylene.

Available in different designs and formats – 1kg through to 250g retail bags and single coffee bags -, the new Lincoln & York coffee range carries a clear environmental claim, in line with the roaster’s CSR strategy, which is detailed on their website

In addition to their improved environmental metrics compared to conventional coffee laminates, the innovative X-CYCLE PE packaging films can achieve high performance rates at various packaging machines and 100% compatibility with common degassing valves. The final packs’ matt look, proper stiffness and resistance to puncture give them the perfect look & format to attract and appeal to brands that are looking to connect with today’s busy, demanding and environmentally-conscious, consumer.

Lincoln & York’s recyclable coffee packaging solutions, developed by Hatzopoulos S.A., have won the GOLD prize at this year’s “Packaging Innovation Awards 2020”. This internationally-recognized Greek competition supports every year innovation in packaging design, presented by professionals from the packaging, FMCG and creative design sectors. This year, our innovative recyclable packaging development received the highest rating in the most competitive category of the competition: “Sustainable Packaging Design”.

Increased environmental concern pushes us further, to develop and present new packaging solutions for a better future planet! We are proud to have assisted our partner Lincoln & York in their packaging transformation and in their launch of this new recyclable coffee packaging range that meets our common vision.

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Written by Kevin Gambrill