To support Asda’s commitment to reduce the use of plastic in the business, IPL aim to remove 225 tonnes of plastic from its packaging in 2020.
IPL uses packaging to protect, preserve and present products so that they can reach our customers in the best possible condition. It also helps them to reduce food waste.
Reducing the use of ‘avoidable’ plastic
Since the beginning of this year, IPL has taken some important steps forward to deliver the 225 tonne target and have removed an impressive 31 tonnes of plastic from their packaging.
The savings have been made on the following products.
Punnet height has been reduced on:
- 160g Melon Chunks (3.5 tonnes of plastic removed)
- 160g Melon & Grapes (3.7 tonnes of plastic removed)
- 160g Watermelon & Apple (0.65 tonnes of plastic removed)
- 200g Pineapple Kiwi & Grape (2.9 tonnes of plastic removed)
Punnet weight has been reduced on:
- Extra Special Sweet Aromatico Tomatoes (7.7 tonnes removed)
- Large Vine Ripened Tomatoes [4 pack] (11.6 tonnes removed)
Also completely removed was the plastic tray from the Extra Special Baby Leeks, removing a further 1.25 tonnes of plastic.