Mars Wrigley UK Set To Remove 82 Tonnes Of Plastic With New Recyclable Maltesers Box

Mars Wrigley UK has announced the removal of the black PE liner from Maltesers boxes, which will see 82 tonnes of plastic eliminated every single year: equating to 13 Tyrannosaurus Rexes.   The removal of PE from all Maltesers boxes in the UK means that the box itself is now fully recyclable and, without using any additional paper pulp, around 930 tonnes of carboard per year can now be fully recycled in Britain. The plastic film that covers the box, which is essential to protect the quality of the product…

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Lidl GB Removes One Billion Pieces Of Plastic

Lidl GB has announced it has removed over one billion pieces of plastic from stores across Great Britain as part of its strategy to eliminate plastic waste and support the continued reduction of plastic globally. This includes more than 24 million plastic trays and punnets being removed from its fruit and vegetable ranges, and up to 25 million plastic lids from dairy and yoghurt ranges. In addition, the discounter has cut nearly 19 million plastic tags from its fruit and vegetable lines, and 3.5 million pieces of plastic packaging on…

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From coast to kitchen – plastic destined for the ocean to be used in Waitrose packaging

As part of ongoing commitments to be more sustainable, Waitrose pledges to help intercept and reuse more plastic packaging thrown away at high risk coastal areas before it ends up in the Ocean POP-ular products: Over 100 tonnes of Prevented Ocean Plastic estimated to be used across 71 product family favourites UK first: Waitrose will be the first supermarket in the UK to use POP in packaging used for its best selling own label ready meals To coincide with World Ocean Day (June 8), Waitrose has pledged to use more…

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Fifty million pieces of plastic scrapped from beers and ciders at Tesco

Tesco has become the first major retailer to scrap soft plastic rings and shrink wrap packaging from all beers and ciders in its UK stores.    The ground-breaking move, made in hand with many of the leading drinks giants, will lead to 50 million fewer pieces of unrecycled plastic being produced each year.   The plastic rings are reviled by environmental groups and those with a green conscience as they can contribute to our oceans being choked up and also endanger wildlife such as birds and turtles.   Tesco will stop receiving…

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Asda set to reduce plastic by 450 tonnes with launch of new chicken packaging

In-line with its ongoing commitment to ‘use less and recycle more’, Asda is launching new packaging across its entire chicken range, which will save 450 tonnes of plastic a year. Reducing plastic packaging by up to 50% across the range, Asda is moving its selection of chicken out of plastic trays and into the new pouches in a supermarket first, following a successful trial last year on mini-fillets and diced breasts. Customers will see the new packaging launch on chicken thighs in the coming weeks and by the middle of…

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