Initiatives launched to remove 2,400 tonnes of plastic
Supermarket chains Sainsbury’s and the Co-operative have both announced initiatives which will removing more than 1,000 tonnes of plastic from use. But, the Co-op is to replace its bag with ‘compostable’ bags, which themselves remain a matter of discussion among plastic recyclers.
And, on the manufacturing side, Hellman’s is the latest company to announce a switch to 100% recycled content in its mayonnaise bottles by the end of 2022. This will save approximately 1,480 tonnes of virgin plastic every year, according to the company which is owned by Unilever.