Amcor has revealed a new ‘designed to be recycled’ plastic pack for powdered chocolate.

The company says that, when compared to the previous packaging, this new solution reduces the pack’s carbon footprint by 53% and water consumption by 84% when it is recycled.

The new sachet has a high-barrier feature to protect against humidity and will be available to consumers in its 25g sachet format in Colombia this month.

Fabio Gonzalez, Amcor’s R&D manager for Colombia, commented: “The new sachet is designed to be recycled in accordance with industry standards. This development reflects Amcor’s unique R&D capabilities for creating innovative new packaging solutions that meet high standards for shelf life, sustainability criteria and visual appeal. It also reaffirms our commitment to ensuring all our packaging is designed to be recyclable or reusable by 2025.”

Following on from the launch of the powdered chocolate sachet, Amcor intends to apply similar solutions to the product’s larger formats, as well as similar dry food product lines that require a high humidity barrier.

Customers can expect to see these products hit supermarket shelves in their new packaging later this year.