Sainsbury’s removes 140 tonnes of plastic from whole chicken packaging
Sainsbury’s has announced that its By Sainsbury’s whole chicken range has now been made trayless.
The change affects five products in total, including all By Sainsbury’s whole chickens ranging from extra small to extra-large sizes.
The move will save 10 million pieces of plastic a year which equates to 140 tonnes of plastic.
The supermarket said the products’ film packaging can still be recycled at one of its front-of-store flexible plastics recycling points.
Sainsbury’s has introduced a range of plastic reductions initiatives recently as part of its ongoing commitment to halve its use of own brand plastic packaging by 2025.
Last month, the supermarket removed single use plastic lids from its own brand dip pots such as guacamole, tzatziki and sour cream and chive dip.