Ocado.com launches major refresh of own-range products, using 27 tonnes less plastic and removing 9 million non-essential packaging components

Ocado.com has launched a major refresh of its own-range products, part of the company’s wider rebrand from green ‘apple’ to purple ‘grape’. The newly refreshed range  includes new products, enhanced sustainability credentials, including 27 tonnes less  plastic and the removal of 9 million non-essential packaging components, based on sales in 2020, as well as new bright, contemporary artwork. The range has a new look and feel  but continues to deliver the same top-rated quality and great prices that Ocado customers have come to expect. The full range of refreshed Ocado…

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Waitrose cracks down on Easter egg packaging and reduces plastic by almost half

Waitrose will take a further step in eliminating unnecessary packaging by almost halving the single-use plastic on all its own brand Easter eggs and confectionery.  Thousands of own brand Easter eggs arriving on shelves this month will contain nearly half (44%) the amount of plastic, and 18% less card, meaning a quarter less packaging overall for the Easter confectionery range. Much of the Easter egg packaging will also be made from recycled materials, including the Waitrose Squiggle Eggs and Milk Chocolate Hen with Speckled Eggs which are made from 80%…

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Aldi Scraps 2 Million Pieces Of Plastic From Easter Range

Aldi is making Easter greener this year by removing two million pieces of throwaway plastic from its seasonal confectionery range. As part of this, the supermarket is giving some of its Easter eggs a square-shaped bottom so they no longer need to be supported with inner plastic packaging, eliminating the need for plastic entirely. These products are among the six Easter lines the supermarket is altering to make 100% plastic-free. Other plastic-saving changes include replacing plastic windows from the outer packaging of several products with compostable cellulose film made from…

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Tennent’s are Removing 150M Tonnes of Plastic From Packaging Including +100M Plastic Rings

A £7 million investment in packaging equipment at Wellpark Brewery sees Tennent’s well on its way to eradicating single use plastic from consumer packaging. The investment, first announced in October 2019 as part of a series of ‘Because Life is Bigger than Beer’ initiatives, will remove 150 tonnes of plastic from Tennent’s Lager can packs by 2022, including more than 100 million plastic (hi- and mid-cone) rings. Work at the famous Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow has commenced and is expected to complete in spring 2021, when the brewer will be…

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Tesco removes one billion pieces of plastic

Tesco has announced that it has removed one billion pieces of plastic from its UK business in just one year. In 2020, by working with its suppliers, plastic that Tesco has removed includes:Plastic shrink wrap around branded and own-label tinned multi-packs e.g. soup, tinned tomatoes, sweetcorn secondary lids from yoghurts, fresh cream, picnic salads and baby wipes Plastic wraps from branded and own label greetings cards Small plastic bags used to pack loose fruit, vegetables and bakery items Plastic from Christmas products and packaging e.g. crackers no longer contain plastic…

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