Asda removes 16 tonnes of plastic packaging from new Easter egg range

In a market-first initiative that forms part of Asda’s promise to ‘Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle more’, the supermarket today announces that its new Extra Special Easter egg range will be packaged in 98% less plastic – saving a total of 16 tonnes year-on-year. To do this without compromising the quality of the chocolate egg inside, the move will see the egg change from a wider, round shape to a thinner, oval one; meaning it does not need to be supported by plastic packaging, and instead uses recyclable cardboard. Customers needn’t…

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Hellmann’s helps consumers make the right choice for the planet

The introduction of new Hellmann’s 100% recycled and recyclable plastic jars and bottles in North America marks another major milestone on the brand’s journey to exit virgin plastic, following on from their initial launch in Mexico last September. Hellmann’s becomes the first dressings brand in the US to make the switch to 100% recycled bottles and jars, and we’ll also be leading industry change in Canada as the first to transition to PCR (post-consumer recycled) packaging. This will cut the use of virgin plastic, per year, by around 13,000 tons…

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Tesco removes 67m pieces of plastic as it scraps tinned multipacks from all its UK stores

183,000 tinned multipacks are bought every day at Tesco. Today it has announced it will become the first UK retailer to remove them from all Tesco stores and replace them with plastic-free multibuys. This will see 67 million pieces of plastic eliminated. Tins will be available individually, with no plastic wrap holding them together any more. They’ll still be eligible for multibuy deals, representing the same good value for customers, just without plastic. More than 40% of Tesco customers include multipacks in their shop. Multipacks of baked beans, tuna, tinned…

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Sainsbury’s continues measures to reduce plastic as part of 2025 commitment

Sainsbury’s have increased their ‘Bag for Life’ carrier bag charge from 10p to 20p from 21 November. Step change sees extension of trial which was introduced earlier this year in Wales All profits from ‘Bag for Life’ sales will continue to go to good causes  Sainsbury’s is also assessing full range of ‘Bags for Life’, as it works with customers, colleagues and suppliers to reduce unnecessary plastic across the business The trial is just one of the steps Sainsbury’s `is taking to reduce plastic by 50% by 2025  A Sainsbury’s…

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Heineken UK to remove plastic from all multi-pack cans by 2021

HEINEKEN UK is eliminating plastic rings and shrink wrapping from its entire portfolio of beer and cider multi-pack cans, removing 517 tonnes of plastic annually from the supply chain – the equivalent of 94 million plastic bags a year. Part of a £22 million investment, HEINEKEN has today announced a scalable innovation to replace plastic rings – a 100% plastic-free topper for multi-packs that uses sustainably sourced cardboard. The new packaging was designed to not only remove plastic but to minimise the use of materials and reduce waste. The cardboard…

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