Heinz is launching baked beans in a new microwave plastic pot. The single serving, yoghurt carton style, “Snap Pots”, on sale from October, are said to reflect modern lifestyles. Heinz beanz have bean served only in cans since 1901
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Also, last year, trials to create a “new light weight easy open steel can end” saw Heinz receive a £250,000 grant from the Waste Minimisation Innovation Fund set up by WRAP (a non-profit company set up as part of the UK government’s waste strategy) to:
assist industry and retailers to reduce the amount of packaging and food waste that ends up in the household bin.
Being 100% recyclable, reusing cans saves natural resources, uses less energy and water, and reduces air pollution.
Apparently, recycling seven steel cans saves enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 26 hours.
Clearly something that didn’t occur to the bright spark in the marketing department at Heinz who thought the Snap Pot was a great idea.