16 January 2019

Our pledge on plastic

As a founder member of the UK Plastics Pact, we share the Pacts’ vision of a circular plastics economy, where plastics are valued and kept in the economy, but out of the environment. It’s why we’ve set ourselves ambitious long-term goals that support our commitment to the Pact, including a goal for 100% of our plastic packaging to be recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.

But we can’t do it alone... we’re working in collaboration with our supply chain to minimise the environmental impact of our packaging and help transform the UK’s plastics economy. This includes a pledge to eliminate problematic PVC and Polystyrene plastics from our packaging by the end of 2020, and to actively seek to increase the use of recycled plastic content across our portfolio, in compliance with food safety standards. The latter in turn will help to create a much needed market-pull for recycled polymers within food packaging. 

We’re also aiming to reduce the volume of plastics we use across our portfolio by 500 tonnes by 2025, on top of the 320 tonnes we’ve already removed over the last three years. 

And we’ll continue to make it easy for consumers to understand the recyclability of our packaging, through 100% compliance with the On-Pack Recycling Label scheme by the end of 2019

For more information about our packaging KPIs and our membership of the UK Plastics Pact, please click here.

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