Kerrygold has cut its packaging by more than 90 tonnes a year since moving to a new cheese packing facility in May.

The company had saved about 60 tonnes of cardboard by changing the design of some of its boxes and by reducing the board grade on others, said MD Carl Ravenhall.

Packaging waste had been reduced by a further 31 tonnes by switching products from PVC to APET. "It's not about cost, it's about us meeting our internal environmental targets," he said.