Symington’s has been using Greiner Packaging’s K3 ® cardboard-plastic packaging
solution for its Naked brand instant noodles since 2021 and is now the first UK food
producer to move its Oatburst instant porridge brand to Greiner’s award winning K3 ® r100
self-separating variant.

“The K3 ® r100 product innovation has made the impossible possible,” says Greiner
Packaging UK & Ireland Sustainability and Innovation Manager Rachel Sheldon. “The
cardboard wrap and plastic packaging separate from each other without human
intervention during the waste disposal process.”

“This means that achieving a high recyclability rate (up to 98%) does not depend on proper
separation by the end consumer – which was the case with all previous K3 ® packaging –
as it now happens completely independently before the used packaging reaches the
recycling facility.”

K3 ® r100’s sustainability credentials are a perfect match

“Oatburst is ideal for people on the go, so we are delighted that however consumers
dispose of the empty container when they have finished enjoying their instant porridge
snack, the two packaging materials will self-separate to enable recycling during the waste
disposal process,” says Symington’s Finance Director Julian Wetton.

“We were already fans of the original K3 ® packaging solution from Greiner Packaging, but
this new K3 ® r100 development is really exciting as we can be confident that we have put a
perfectly recyclable product into the market.”

In January, K3 ® r100 received the World Star Packaging Awards, and last October,
Greiner Packaging received the Green Packaging Star Award, from the Austrian magazine
KOMPACK, for Berglandmilch being the first company in the country to use the self-
separating K3 ® r100 packaging.