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Plastic fork firm redundancies blamed on supermarket ‘greenwashing’

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23.09.2021

A company producing plastic forks for supermarket snacks is making most of its workforce redundant after the government announced plans to ban single-use plastic items.

Plastech Moulding, based in Horsham St Faith, previously made 60 million foldable plastic forks a year but is set to make 15 out of its 19 employees redundant after seeing orders reduced to zero.

Plastech Moulding, based in Horsham St Faith, is set to make 15 out of 19 employees redundant after seeing plastic fork orders reduced to zero. - Credit: Stephen Rundle

Managing director Stephen Rundle said they had been told last week that its main supermarket client is replacing plastic with wooden forks imported from China.

“The effect on us is devastating,” he........

© Eastern Daily Press


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