Plastics in our own brands
We’ve have been working with our suppliers to look at how we can reduce the plastic content of some of our own brand packaging. Several of these suppliers have already made commitments to make changes that will, in the future, yield substantial reductions in plastic. We have a pipeline of plastic reduction projects totally over 200,000 kilos. We will identify and deliver further savings as we progress on our journey to ensure circularity in our own brand packaging.
So far… we estimate that these commitments have so far reduced plastic by over 77,000 kilos since 2019. We are continuing to work hard with our suppliers to implement further packaging policy changes to remove single use plastics by 54,000 kilos whilst increase the recycled content of our plastic packaging. We will be switching the equivalent of 100,000 kilos of plastic per annum with post-consumer recycled plastic. We are targeting to have all of the transition completed by April 2022.