Morrisons to introduce plastic-free fruit and veg areas to help customers buy bagless

Morrisons is to become the first British supermarket to roll-out plastic free fruit and veg areas in many of its stores. Customers will be able to choose from up to 127 varieties of fruit and veg – and buy them loose or put them in recyclable paper bags. The move follows a ten-month trial in three Morrisons stores in Skipton, Guiseley and St Ives where the amount of loose fruit and veg bought by customers increased by an average of 40%. The new ‘buy bagless’ fruit and veg shelves are…

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Sainsbury’s first UK supermarket to remove plastic bags for loose fruit, vegetables and bakery items from all stores, offering paper and re-usable bags made from recycled materials

Sainsbury’s has committed to cutting a further 1,284 tonnes of plastic this year. This includes removing 489 tonnes’ worth of plastic bags, which are currently used for loose fruit, vegetables and bakery items. By September, paper bags will be available to customers for loose bakery items. Customers buying loose fruit and vegetables will either be able to bring their own bags or buy a re-usable bag made from recycled materials. Sainsbury’s has previously implemented measures that are already leading to a reduction of 8,101 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic and “virgin plastic” every…

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Combatting Plastic Waste Crisis, SC Johnson Expands Offerings of Concentrate Products

One million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute of each day1. As an early champion of concentrate products nearly a decade ago, SC Johnson is continuing to address the plastic waste crisis by expanding and widening access to its concentrate offerings.   “Plastic waste is becoming a bigger and bigger environmental problem,” said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “We hope more people can give concentrates a try as every single time you use a concentrate bottle you use nearly 80% less plastic waste.” Since…

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Boxed Water Signs Deal with Zeeks Pizza to Reduce Plastic Pollution

Boxed Water Is Better®, a company that provides an alternative to plastic bottles by producing pure water in 100% recyclable cartons, today announced a new contract with Seattle-based Zeeks Pizza. Zeeks, a 16-store pizza chain based in Washington has taken on an initiative to ditch Dasani Water and its plastic bottles, replacing them with Boxed Water. In fact, today Zeeks removed all Coca Cola products from its delivery and in-store operations. “1,500 plastic bottles are produced every second, leading to eight million tons of plastic going into our oceans and…

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Tesco trials removing plastic from fruit and veg

Tesco has removed an extensive selection of plastic wrapped fruit and veg products from two of its stores. The retailer’s latest move toward sustainable packaging will trial removing packaged fruit and veg wherever a loose alternative exists. A total of forty five packaged foods will be taken out of stores in Watford and Swindon. Customers will see fruit and veg including varieties of apples, mushrooms, peppers, onions, bananas and avocados free from their packaging. This comes as a part of Tesco’s commitments to reduce the amount of packaging in its…

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