Scottish potato business Scotty Brand has cut almost 27 tons of plastic from its packaging in a year. The company said it introduced a slew of plastic-saving measures across its range to help protect the environment in September 2019. The measures included thinner, recyclable plastic on its 2kg potato bags, Baby Potato bags and Chippy Chip packs and removing trays inside its Baking Potato packs. In total, these steps have seen Scotty Brand save 26,890kg of plastic.
The plastic savings are part of a wider initiative to protect the environment with parent company Albert Bartlett also introducing reduced thickness, recyclable bags in a move which has seen a saving of 92 tons of plastic across the business.