The previous jars featured a recyclable 5PP black plastic spoon or sprinkle cap which for stability reasons was not removable.
However black plastic is not easily detected by scanners in recycling plants so the new, improved jar now features a lighter-coloured screw cap which can easily be removed, allowing the packaging to be fully recyclable.
Beatson Clark has also redesigned the 96.5ml Bart Salt and Pepper Grinder jars to resemble the same shape as the Bart standard jar, so when ranged together on shelf, they look like they are from the same family with a more contemporary look and elegant profile.
“After seven years in our current packaging and with plastic such a hot topic with our consumers, we wanted to take the opportunity to refresh our designs and move our packaging on to be more recyclable,” said Alison Wilde, Marketing Director at the Bart Ingredients Company.
“Our consumers love our brand with its confident, premium packaging, so it was important to ensure that Bart remained recognisable at the point of purchase. However, we wanted to elevate the individual herbs and spices to demonstrate the love and care that goes into each one. We think we’ve achieved that with some beautifully elegant designs.”
Bart has worked in partnership with Beatson Clark since 1995 and Alison says the two companies understand each other well.
“We’ve got a long-standing relationship with Beatson Clark and they worked really hard on this packaging refresh,” she added. “Beatson Clark worked closely with us to meet our brief and we’re very pleased with the end result.
“Bart’s philosophy is to form long-standing relationships with people so we seek out partners who have a similar mindset to our own, who will trust in your business and go the extra mile. The fact that we’ve worked with Beatson Clark for such a long time is testament to their professionalism and expertise.”
Aaron Broadley, Key Account Manager at Beatson Clark, commented: “We’ve been working with Bart for a long time and we’re their only supplier of glass jars for spices, so we were only too pleased to be asked to assist with their packaging refresh.
“Glass is the perfect material for this brand. Not only does it emphasise the premium nature of the product, but it also has practical advantages – people tend to keep herbs and spices in their cupboard for a long time and glass is by far the best packaging material for preserving the product.
“Glass is also inert, which means it won’t leach any harmful chemicals and contaminate the contents inside the jar.”