As a nation, we’ll consume 370 million mince pies over the festive period, with around 370 tonnes of aluminium packaging used to bake and package the festive favourite. And almost a quarter of the aluminium packing will not be recycled correctly.
We’ve been working with Co-op Members to find innovate ways to help reduce plastic at Co-op. Alice Leuenberger, explains how her winning suggestion will now be used for products in Co-op stores across the UK.
We’re reducing our use of plastic, and where we do use it, we are making it easy to recycle or reuse by 2023. Iain Ferguson, Environment Manager, shares how we’re doing this and how you can do your part.
Our compostable carrier bags are currently in over 1,000 Co-ops, but to help reduce the use of single-use plastic bags, we want them in more! We’re calling on UK Government and English Local Authorities to speed up the rollout of food collections.
Environment Manager, Iain Ferguson shares our latest innovation in our commitment to reduce single-use plastic in Co-op stores and packaging.