Sustainable packaging plan means McDonald’s and KFC wrapper firm to invest in new skills

A Northern Ireland based firm that makes wrappers for fast-food firms including McDonald’s and KFC is skilling up its workforce to make more “sustainable, recyclable packaging”.

Huhtamaki Foodservice Delta, which has plants in West Belfast and Antrim, is to invest over £2million in “skills development” at its local facilities.

Economy Minister, Diane Dodds, made the announcement yesterday.

The Minister said: “Skills development is not only vital for sustaining business competitiveness, but it is even more essential now as we support business recovery and revive the economy. I am committed to ensuring that skills is at the very heart of our economic recovery. I do see opportunity ahead, however, it is essential that our companies and labour market are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need for the journey ahead.

“Huhtamaki is well known globally for its pioneering manufacturing processes and has shown real adaptability during the pandemic by repurposing

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