We have been appointed sole provider of sustainable packaging advice to Young Foodies, a community support network for challenger brands in the food and beverage sector.

 Young Foodies provides specialised business advice to a network of around 700 brands, comprising both start-ups and established businesses. Under the new contract, we will be helping these brands to make informed decisions on sustainable packaging, covering issues such as choice of materials, carbon impacts, and complying with legislation.

This appointment is the latest entry in an extensive profile of work undertaken for businesses looking to make their packaging more sustainable. We have supported a diverse range of companies and brands, including packaging material suppliers and converters, food and drink manufacturers, retailers, hospitality businesses and waste management companies. Our work covers the whole value chain, cutting across policy, environmental, commercial and operational considerations.

Senior Consultant in Sustainable Business Mark Hilton said:

“For challenger brands like those in the Young Foodies community, identifying packaging that meets technical and brand constraints while being sustainably sourced, low carbon and capable of being recycled or reused at end of life can be a minefield. Through our new partnership with Young Foodies, the brands they support will benefit from straight forward advice that debunks myths and future-proofs brands, and that offers genuine environmental benefit, free from greenwash.”

Evelyn Henderson-Child, who manages partnerships at young Foodies, said:

Young Foodies helps F&B businesses grow by levelling the playing field for challenger brands. We represent a community of the UK’s fastest growing consumer goods brands, at industry and government level, and provide them with expert knowledge and first-class services to empower them to thrive. Advice on sustainability is very much part of that and so this project has an important role to play.”