Mug Shot becomes first fully recyclable instant hot snack

Mug Shot has reduced the plastic in its sachets and is now the first fully recyclable instant hot snack – removing 37 tonnes of plastic a year.

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Tuesday, 4th January 2022, 4:44 pm
A deliciously healthy way to help our planet in 2022
A deliciously healthy way to help our planet in 2022

Mug Shot, manufactured by Leeds-based firm Symington’s, is ready to help with your 2022 New Year resolutions by rolling out their new, 100 per cent recyclable packaging. The new and improved sachets are the perfect lunch or snack choice for those keen to make more sustainable lifestyle choices and reduce their use of single-use plastics.

The popular brand was inspired to make the changes by their customers’ desire for more environmentally friendly packaging options, knowing how important it is to them to make considered choices when it comes to recyclability.

The improved sachets still retain Mug Shot’s standout features such as its widely recognised logo, bright vibrant packs and the all-important health information, outlining calorie and fat content to resonate with health-focused customers.

This much-loved brand has cut the plastic in its sachets to create the first fully recyclable instant hot snack

Mug Shot has long been considered a top choice for those looking for a healthy and delicious lunch option or quick snack. With each flavour low in calories, less than 2 per cent fat and absolutely no MSG nasties. It’s the ideal fit for your January health kick.

The sachet format makes it easy to grab and pop in a bag while on the move. It’s super quick and convenient to make: ready in just five minutes by adding boiling water, you can enjoy a tasty hot Mug Shot wherever you are. Perfect for busy lifestyles or for days when you don’t have time to meal-prep to keep you on track for your health goals.

Emma Boyle, Brand Manager at Mug Shot, said: “We’re really excited to announce the mass rollout of the new 100 per cent recyclable Mug Shot sachet, and to be the first instant hot snack to offer this to our customers.

“We understand that a lot of people will be looking at how they become more sustainable in their day-to-day lives, especially when thinking about their New Year’s resolutions in January. We want to help our customers to reach their goals and recycle more of their household packaging, instead of it ending up as waste.

All taste, no waste!

“We’ve also made sure that none of Mug Shot’s taste or quality has been compromised when developing this change. Inside you’ll still find the same delicious flavours that you know and love with the same health credentials you would expect of the Mug Shot brand. Another box ticked for those New Year’s health and wellbeing resolutions!”

Mug Shot is available in a range of delicious flavours such as traditional Chicken & Sweetcorn or comforting favourites such as Creamy Cheese.

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