Sainsbury’s is about to ditch plastic packaging on its five-pack Fairtrade bananas. The move sees the grocer replace the plastic bag with a paper band, rolling out to all stores from 22 May. The move will see the supermarket remove 25 million single-use plastic bags, which equates to 75 tons of plastic.
The grocer will be rolling out further plastic reductions across its ranges in the coming months. This includes removing plastic lids from all its salads and coleslaw ranges, moving all its nut butter packaging to glass this month, and switching its double-strength squash bottles to quadruple strength squash bottles next month.
From June, Sainsbury’s will also be reducing the use of plastic film in its grated cheese lines and across its dessert cheesecake ranges. The news comes after supermarkets agreed to scrap packaging on loose fruit and veg within three years in a bid to reduce plastic usage.