Pro Foodservice Reps (PFR) has introduced a reusable label for the catering industry, which is said to eliminate the need for at least 500 single-use labels.
The PuraCycle Remarkable labels, available for food containers and bottles, are made from recyclable materials and have a reusable whiteboard surface. They are designed to cope with being sent through industrial dishwashers, which could help to prevent the accumulation of paper and tape waste entering the waste system.
These labels come with ‘foodservice’ PuraCycle markers, which are non-toxic and odourless. The pens contain resistant ‘wash-erase’ ink that stays legible on PuraCycle labels even when exposed to either boiling or freezing water, steam or condensation.
Once used, ink can be erased with friction before washing the container and reusing. Therefore, there should be no need to invest in a dedicated label printer.
PFR MD Andy Piggin said: “Peeling, picking, scratching or scrubbing ordinary labels can leave a nasty residue that builds up over time. In contrast, our PuraCycle labels are an award winning, sustainable, cost-effective solution for every aspect of foodservice. They will change the way operators go about labelling prepared food.
“They are at least 10 times less expensive than dissolvable labels per use, having been engineered to sustain 500 dishwasher cycles. We believe outlets can start seeing savings in as little as 15 uses.”
PuraCycle Remarkable labels come in packs of 50 for containers and 25 for bottles with 3 pens. Operators can request label customisation with company logos, corporate colours, specific text, and sizing to suit their requirements.
The manufacturer also revealed it will be launching new products to the range later in the year.