The Split-it product consists of a board skillet which can be lined at the point of packing with a thin film. This forms the sealing flange, providing an air tight seal. The finished package is easy to open but also easy to recycle, with the consumer able to “Split-it”, separating the film from the board with one swift pull. The board packaging is recycled as easily as all other card packaging product.
Controlled tests conducted by the independent Eco3 laboratories in Ashby-de-la-Zouch calculated a saving of 0.054 Kg of CO2 saved per unit when making a direct comparison between the components of Split-it and existing polypropylene ready-meal trays. Therefore, if Split-it were to take just a 30% market share in the UK the total CO2 savings would be in excess of 100,000 tonnes.