Blanco Niño switches to fully recyclable tortilla chip packaging
Irish tortilla chip producer Blanco Niño has converted its range of corn tortilla chips into fully recyclable packaging.
Blanco Niño would be the first premium corn tortilla chip brand in the UK and Ireland to switch to fully recyclable packaging.
The company’s new packaging, made from a plastic resin called Polypropylene 5, will keep the product fresh longer. The company says the product line itself — which includes lightly salted blue corn, chili, and lime — will remain unchanged.
Blanco Niño Founder and CEO, Philip Martin, said, “I can’t wait to unveil our new recyclable packaging to our customers. This is a major step for Blanco Niño in reducing our impact on the environment. We saw an opportunity to develop fully recyclable packaging, and I am very proud to say that we are one of the first to do so.
Blanco Niño’s Community Manager, Ruth Jenkins, added, “Consumers are rightly demanding more sustainable products and we, as a team, are excited to take on the challenge. It’s certainly not easy or straightforward, but our research and development process has made it possible. I hope we can lead the way and others will follow.
The tortilla chips are gluten-free, vegan, and kosher certified.