Not such a sweetheart for plastics: Sainsbury's unwraps plastic pledges

Savoy cabbage

Sainsbury's has announced a range of measures to combat plastic going to landfill, including phasing out the use of dark coloured plastic, and removing plastic packaging from sweetheart and savoy cabbages with immediate effect.


Dark-coloured plastic packaging is hard to recycle and usually ends up in landfill, so it's great news that Sainsbury's has committed to stop using it for fresh foods by the end of 2019 and completely by March 2020. Letting the cabbages go naked will remove 100 tonnes of plastic packaging over the next year alone.

Sainsburys plastic crackers

The supermarket chain will also remove plastic shrouds from clothing and all plastic packaging from Christmas crackers this year.

Furthermore, there are plans for a 'pre-cycling' trial, where customers can remove packaging from products in the supermarket and leave it for Sainsbury's to recycle.

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