Morrisons asks food and drink brands to help fight war on plastic

Morrisons has asked its branded suppliers to help fight the war on plastic, as part of its commitment to reduce the amount of the material in its stores and supply chain operations. The supermarket made the appeal at its annual supplier conference, to which 1,600 suppliers were invited. Morrisons is asking its branded suppliers to reduce plastic in both product packaging and on the shelf display packaging, as well as in the materials in which these products are transported to stores. It is hoped that this will remove thousands of…

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Morrisons Plans to Become the First Supermarket to Remove All Plastic Carrier Bags at Checkouts

Morrisons is planning to remove all plastic ‘bags for life’ from its checkouts if a trial in eight stores proves popular. Single use 5p carrier bags were removed from most major supermarkets in 2018, but customers are still buying plastic ‘bags for life’, which are stronger and thicker. In some cases, there is evidence they are being used once before being binned. Morrisons is therefore planning to remove all plastic bags for life from checkouts and is offering large reusable paper bags at 8 stores from this Monday (17th Aug).…

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Morrisons To Help Restock Britain’s Foodbanks

Morrisons is to help restock the nation’s food banks during the coronavirus outbreak by producing extra food from its foodmaking sites and distributing more food from its stores. Morrisons is the UK’s largest fresh foodmaker and will be running its bakery, egg and fruit & veg packing site for an extra hour every day to make, prepare and pack food required to restock the food banks. Morrisons will also be sending deliveries of ambient food – such as canned goods and pasta – to its stores to also give to…

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High-street chains and retailers including LEON, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Waitrose and Morrisons join new innovative pilot to tackle single-use plastic

Plastic pollution campaigning organisation, City to Sea announces the launch of a new ambitious pilot with retailers, independents and high-street chains including LEON, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Pret, Costa, Morrisons, ASDA and Waitrose to champion refillable solutions in a bid to cut pollution caused by single-use packaging. The pilot, launched this week, is the first of its kind and a natural step in the planned expansion of their award-winning Refill campaign, which already connects over 250,000 app users with 30,000 Refill Stations across the UK where they can fill up their…

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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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