Sainsbury’s the Uk supermarket giant has stated it is committed to being the UK’s greenest grocer. In their Sustainability Plan, they have committed that by 2020 they will make sure that their own packaging has been reduced by a half compared to 2005.
They have reduced the size and increased the recycled content of our single-use plastic carrier bags. All of the orange plastic carrier bags are now made of 50% recycled content and are 100% recyclable.
Sainbury’s also offer a range of bags for life and have installed signs in their car parks to remind customers to bring their reusable carrier bags with them. Sainsbury’s supermarkets have plastic film recycling bins so that customers can recycle carrier bags and other types of plastic such as bread bags. The groceries online delivery drivers will also take bags back from customers to recycle.
In Wales and Scotland, they no longer provide customers in supermarkets with free single use bags which would be subject to the carrier bag levy.
Sainsbury’s states ‘We chose instead to focus on the promotion of bags for life in supermarkets, which are made of 100% recycled content and are 100% recyclable. This encourages our customers to re-use bags.’