UK grocers are declaring war on plastic packaging. Asda has become the latest UK retailer to outline its plans to reduce plastic packaging. The supermarket aims to reduce the amount of plastic in its private label products and packaging by 10% this year, while working with suppliers to find more recyclable solutions.
Earlier, frozen food retailer Iceland committed to eliminating plastic packaging for all its own label products. Waitrose plans to stop selling private label food in black plastic packaging by the end of next year. The Co-op says that its aims for 80% of its product packaging to be recyclable by 2020, with a long-term goal of 100%.