In recent years, environmental legislation and growing public concern over waste has put an increased focus on innovation in product and material design, supply chain management, and end-of-life solutions for single-use food packaging. In response to this, and as part of our Sustainable Future programme, we are working with partner suppliers to bring the very latest innovation in onboard food packaging and hygiene products to our customers in the travel industry first.
In 2022, we exhibited at the World Travel Catering and Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) – now in its 10th year. The WTCE is held in Hamburg, it is the leading marketplace for buyers of travel catering, in-journey retail and passenger comfort products, and offers a vibrant forum for showcasing premium brands and innovation in sustainable product and service solutions.
At the show we featured a number of sustainability-led products, including a highly versatile multi-surface wipe for cleaning and disinfecting all washable non-porous surfaces. The Cleanline Eco® Ultra-One sanitising wipe is packaged in a reusable tub that can be refilled from a refill pouch to reduce plastic packaging waste by up to 85%. We also launched a new range of FSC® accredited paper cutlery that is fully recyclable in a paper waste stream, and a range of Freezing to Heating Pulp (FHP) on-board food trays made from renewable materials and TUV Austria certified for home and industrial composting.
WKT Travel understands the importance of sustainability and the leading role it plays in the travel industry. Our business is focused on bringing innovative products to market that can reduce environmental impact and meet emerging market trends.