Fast food trays made from ocean waste plastic with a natural anti-germ mechanism

Source: press release, 25 May 2020

NOPREC granulate made from recycled ropes, plastic tanks and other plastic waste from the fishing industry
NOPREC granulate made from recycled ropes, plastic tanks and other plastic waste from the fishing industry (photo: ZincIn)

As restaurants begin to reopen, fast food chains seek to do their best to offer customers a safe, hygienic dining experience.

A new food tray made from recycled ocean waste plastic has been launched by Norwegian company ZincIn AS. Material that served in the fishing industry as ropes and cages will now serve food in its second life as a serving tray. Additionally, the trays are imbedded with a unique, natural technology that helps to keep the trays germ free.

Kjetil Christoffersen, founder of ZincIn, says, “Working with the Parx Materials antimicrobial technology sparked a whole new array of possibilities that can bring benefits and advantages to our lives. Combining it with the NOPREC recycled material that has served our food chain already before and now once again, seemed a logical step.”

The first customer has already signed-up, ordering more than 10,000 of these ocean waste hygienic serving trays.